Established by the revolutionary legend Gabrielle Coco Chanel, the luxury fashion house has been a long-standing icon in the ever-evolving industry. The luxurious brand is known for its simplistic elegant pieces that stand the test of time. Coco's signature pieces such as tweed suit skirts and quilted handbags still remain as the centerpieces of the brand. However, another significant figure, Karl Lagerfeld, has worked his magic onto the brand by adding personality to CHANEL. His touch of edginess, humor, fantasy, sexines and sophistication is obvious at each collection; every year, Lagerfeld pushes the industry with his fusion of fantasy with timeless fashion pieces.
Taking place in a dark and cozy forest with 12 bare trees and damp leaves under the feet, the Autumn/Winter collection was in one word, Karl Lagerfeld fashion with a romantic 80's twist. Colors included blacks, burnt metallics, mustard yellows, pinks and blues; all in all, a much more wearable and practical collection than the previous bright PVC items. Puffer jackets, capes and tweed coats were in long, slim silhouettes, combined with patina gold flat boots and sparkly grey/black tights. Every item had an element of added detail, such as leather-trimming on tweed, high-neck collars, double-layer shoulder detail and balloon sleeves. Accessories were also key this season from the Madonna-esque pink fingerless gloves and mega-sized jewelry to oversized clutch bags.
Set in the extraordinary recreation of the Gorges du Verdon, a fine mixture of 80's shoulder pads with a modern touch of PVC took over the runway. Color palette was soft, feminine pastels taking inspiration from blossoming spring flowers, shown on extravagent yet romantic silhouettes such as tulip-shaped skirts, tulle gowns and floral bouquet headpieces. Present at the show were Korean icons G-Dragon and Park Shin Hye. The K-POP star became an ambassador in 2016 after catching the brand's attention by rocking womenswear pieces from CHANEL in an edgy, yet androgynous outfits.
Lagerfeld transformed The Grand Palais into ancient ruins of Greece, with towering pillars and gladiator sandals. The collection included a liberal use of different textures, such as fringes, jersey and linen, paired with shining gold jewelry and embellishment, into creating a collection worthy to be worn even by Greek Goddesses. The colors were what one would imagine Greeks wore in the ancient times: gold, cream, black with pops of turquoise, orange and pastels. Sitting in the front row was Keira Knightley, who has been the face of the iconic No.5 perfume for a decade and appeared in ads for the brand's fine jewelry.
What happens when CHANEL does a runway show that is absolutely out of this world? It ends on a BANG, literally and figuratively: a launch of a life-size CHANEL space rocket and an introduction of the Gabrielle bag by Ladgerfeld's godson, Hudson Kroenig. The brand aimed for the stars with NASA-inspired black and white pieces encrusted in sparkling pearls and glitter. The shoes of the season were the galactic silver metallic knee-high boots, which became highly popular after its reveal.
From long-time favorite signature collections to newer additions to the family adorned by younger generations, there is bound to be a perfect CHANEL line for everybody.
We all know that the word "MATELASSE" is of CHANEL and its a very icon model made by Gabrielle Chanel with quilted leather. There was only handbags first but CHANEL added chain to set both hands free when going out. Black lambskin 2.25 MATELASSE should be the one as a first CHANEL bag.
Iconic collection with fun such as "5" of No.5, Camellias and logo "COCO" embossed in.
Karl Lagerfeld has designed a very new and authentic design of bag at 2011 Fall/Winter as the Boy Collection; BOY CHANEL. Inspired by a cartridge bag that was made for hunters as a shoulder or cross-body bag with chain. He states that "CHANEL had this attitude, it's the very spirit of Chanel. She"d picked it up from Bpy Capel, the great love of her lfe... indeed, the bag's called BOY CHANEL".
It's literally "classic" and "timelessly" popular in the world (almost forever!). Its original was created essential tote, executive tote and 2.55 in 1920s by Gabrielle Chanel and re-designed in 1980, but been changing slightly every year. ex.) The Chanel Classic Flap Bag switched from being a single flap design to a double flap in the year 2011.
CHAIN WALLET (aka WOC) is one of the classic and popular model at CHANEL and it can be easy to bring out to anywhere such party if you hide the chain inside. It's not too small than its shape; a lipstick, coins, paper bills, cards and even a phone could be fitted in. Another reason why people love this CHAIN WALLET would be its price. Half price of its classic flap bag!
Made of cotton and has variety in its shapes; chain bags. canvas totes, clutches and backpacks. Not as leather, you could use each color depends on occasions such as school, mother's and office.
CHANEL is a master of mixing fabrics such as tweed and jersey. Its clothing line includes beautiful masterpieces of silhouttes ranging from broad shouldered skirt suits to extravagant evening gowns.
CHANEL has introduced many iconic designs that are must-haves, including Espadrilles and derby shoes. Nicknamed "Cinderella Slipper", two-toned Slingbacks are Lagerfeld's favorite for classic looks.
CHANEL bags are statement pieces that will never go out of style. Classic quilted flaps take the cake as the most popular model, although Boy Chanel and Gabrielle are quickly becoming fan favorites.
CHANEL offers a wide range of accessories, from scarves, belts to eyewear and many more. The most popular item are brooches, a sophisticated way to own a piece from the brand while still being gentle on the wallet.
Coco's love for pearls been preserved over the years, though have evolved into beautifully luxurious creations encrusted in pearls and diamonds. Many feature the iconic CC logo, exuding pure elegance.
CHANEL's signature styles like matelasse and reissue can also be found in its wallet collection. Ranging from long flap wallets to coin purses to card cases, the brand's small leather goods are must-haves.
In 1910, French designer Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel opened her first shop at 21 rue Cambon in Paris selling hats originally under the name, "Chanel Modes". Following this, Chanel carried on introducing her enthusiastic character to the world through evolutionary, signature pieces such as the iconic CHANEL "N°5" perfume, classy menswear-inspired tweed suits for women, and costume pearls. Fast-forward to current day with Karl Lagerfeld at the helm as Creative Director, and we can see how the House still bravely pushes the boundaries of “standard,” reinterpreting classic Chanel fundamentals with pieces of today’s contemporary trends.