Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection presentation took us back to fashion shows of the past.
Chanel Creative Director Virginie Viard recreated a nineties-style runway show with photographers lined up along the catwalk and clothing paying homage to the 80s and 90s decades and putting photography at the forefront of the offering.
“I used to love the sound of flashbulbs going off at the shows in the eighties, when the models were on a raised runway. I wanted to recapture that emotion.” Said Viard.
A soft colour palette of pastel shades and monochrome brought to life the mood of the eighties while high leg swimsuits, jackets embellished with multicolour crochet and denim suits were juxtaposed with bold prints of big, colourful butterfly wings on black chiffon.
Certain silhouettes are punctuated with a big shopper or a soft quilted bag embellished with a large chain. The flared heels and the buckles of the Mary-Janes and sandals “remind us of pirate shoes,” Virginie Viard says with amusement. “I always like to have something romantic. A touch of mystery.”
See more of the collection below: