Couture | Chanel Fall-Winter 2021/22 Runway Highlights

Couture | Chanel Fall-Winter 2021/22 Runway Highlights

Another day in Paris and another spectacular Chanel show experience. I was fortunate enough to be able to visit the ‘Fashion Manifesto’ this week Chanel’s exhibition which is a fascinating retrospective of the legacy of Gabrielle Chanel, the design process and the evolution of the house. It really is a must-see for any Chanel lover!

Following this stunning exhibition, I felt so keen to discover the new Chanel Couture FW21 collection. This season, Virginie Viard took inspiration from a multitude of artists, drawing on the palettes of their paintings and re-imagining them into a different kind of art. I especially loved the new iteration of Chanel tweed, as the fabric was interwoven with narrow strands of multi-coloured tulle and ribbon.

If you would like to watch the full show then check it out here.

MONOCHROME

Would it be a Chanel collection without the appearance of a few timelessly elegant monochrome looks? Interspersed with subtle tone variations and intricate design details such as perfectly placed bows which really draw the eye in and create a mesmerising flow of movement. I also had to take a little moment of appreciation for the oversized hair bows and modern hair stylings, the cool rock-chick style plaited hawk adds a masculine touch, perfectly offsetting an otherwise very feminine accessory which is very much reflective of the character that Viard brings to Chanel.

SILK SETS

With the theme of ‘Romanticism’ at the core of the collection, it was lovely to see a new take on silk nightwear sets. The beautiful pastel tones and delicate lace trims worked so well together, though it’s possible that I’m even more excited to see what these pieces could look like styled as separates off the runway.

STATEMENT SLEEVES

The two looks below caught my eye with their vibrancy and were a nice contrast to some of the more pastel and delicate looks. The tailoring of the bold fuschia suit pretty much speaks for itself; it’s utterly gorgeous! I also loved this mustard coat of dreams with its exaggerated padded shoulders. I would even consider dressing this down with some cropped pants, a simple white top and my yellow crossbody classic flap bag and let the coat do all the talking!

GOWNS

The show came to a breathtaking finale courtesy of the fantastically intricate and elegant evening gowns. Not forgetting the ‘Chanel Bride’ of course, which was the most delicate muted pink satin gown with puffed shoulders and tapered sleeves. It truly is the epitome of bridal glamour.


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