The Chanel show by Karl Lagerfeld is always a highlight of Paris Fashion Week, and the newest label’s Spring Summer 2013 collection was revealed, showcasing an easy breezy affair of simple, yet amazingly elegant pieces that stay true to the DNA of the house. Among the pieces, Karl Lagerfeld gave a hint of Chanel trademarks highlighted with soothing effects of a fresh summer with the power of sun.
Jackets and sweaters had earned a special focus featuring voluminous shoulders with puffed sleeves, while large pearl embellishments speckled the dresses and adorned the hemlines. One strapless version in denim, with pearls around the edge of the top, looked particularly fresh and playful. Another win A was also seen on the graphic grid-like tweeds that echoed the look of the solar panels, as well as rounded cropped, cape-like jacket with 3/4 bell sleeves over dresses that were so fitted on the bodice, while plenty of weave fabrics and a sharp trouser suit in rich purple breaking up the collection.
Unlike most of Lagerfeld’s work of arts, this season collection screams more lightness and simplicity, which was cool and breeze with relatively minimal details for the designer. “Suddenly, we had the mood of clean. And fresh, light, but not shapeless. It’s about proportion, different volumes. For me, it’s completely refreshed,” said Lagerfeld.