Paris Fashion Week: Chanel SS18

Diana Bell-Heather   |   03 - 10 - 2017

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Chanel SS18 was not just a runway show, but an immersive experience. This time round, Karl Lagerfeld brought us into his dream world of tropical greenery and waterfalls with the collection focusing on various aspects of transparency.

 

Walking into the Grand Palais feels like you’re either stepping into the wild jungle or Jumanji. Either way, we would comfortably stay next to the man-made lagoon for the rest of the day, but for that we need to keep our Chanel tweed dry. Cue the perplex plastic capes, wide brim hats, hoods, elbow-length gloves and contrast toe cap boots.

 

There was plenty to entice any Chanel fan, from the tie dye blue summer dresses with flowing trains, ruffled skirts and reworked denim with a dose of couture fringing. Tweed suiting was present, but this time round it came in ice cream pastel hues and some as a crop top and mini skirt pairing. The second half brought in a lot of aqua blue shades to mimic the watery surroundings, which then opened up to more classic feminine shapes like flowing fabrics and beautifully cut white mini dresses.

 

It was all accessorised with clear earrings shaped as water drops, over-knee boots and an array of bags including logo maxi shapes, chain strap shoulder styles and mini hard clutches.

 

It was a forward thinking collection with plenty of Chanel favourites given a modern spin, and although we may not necessarily need to waterproof attire in the Middle East, it won’t stop us getting our names on the waitlist for one of those plastic pair of boots.

 

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