30 September 2014
Grand Palais in Paris
I’m not scared by Pet Shop Boys, Transperu by Koudlam
white, tan, yellow, orange, misty rose, deep pink, thistle, purple, olive, khaki, dark green, navy, light grey, dark grey, black, silver, gold, multi-coloured
watercolour prints, peace symbols, pinstripes
cotton tweed, wool bouclé, silk organza, lamb leather, silk crepe
double-breasted tweed suit, twinset, double-faced boucle coat, shift dress
pearl necklaces, shoulder bags, clutches, portable radios, badges, tights, espadrilles, boots
“Ladies First”, declared huge letters on a banner at Karl’s feminist demonstration on Boulevard Chanel. The finale of the SS15 was loud and clear about who this maestro designs for. His creations are dedicated to women. The backdrop of a typical Parisian street was the set for marching models, who entered in groups. Kendall Jenner, Giselle Bundchen, Georgia May Jagger and Charlotte Free emerged from the crowd as Chanel’s role models of powerful and individual women. Double-breasted tweed suits and coats spiced up with an under-layer of refreshing watercolour prints were the uniform worn by the leaders. A wide range of multi-coloured, 70s-inspired pieces followed. Everything from boots to blouses, fearlessly mixed and matched with peace symbols and the iconic Chanel bouclé. Then the vibrant colours faded somewhat into more modest hues of khaki, olive and misty rose. Metallic treads woven through the tweed gave the collection a modern twist. At the end, a series of black and white looks - Karl’s signature colours – emphasised yet again just who is the adored leader of the fashion pack.
On September 30th, Karl presented his Spring-Summer 2015 Ready-to-Wear collection at the Grand Palais in Paris. Are you keen to find out which are the latest trends? Take a seat and watch the show with front-row feeling at the Boulevard Chanel.