Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Chanel S/S 2013

Chanel's S/S 2013 collection was one that, for me, stood out against the many designers. Naturally, I was drawn to reviewing it because it's Chanel but it was warming to see the use of solar panels and the theme of sustainability incorporated within fashion.

I believe Karl Lagerfeld has proved to everyone that he is able to continue consistently producing top-notch collections that live and breath the Chanel ethos and branding, yet there's always evidence of fresh, modern ideas to innovate the label.

The silhouettes and shapes were very A-line and there was much focus on a broad shoulder through the use of the bolero jacket.

With 80 looks on the runway, the show went through tons of different atmospheres and looks, with a few that maybe didn't tie in so much with the others but I loved that there were pops of colour when you least expected them.

A sophisticated LBD with classic Chanel pearls.

I adore this glossy, hot pink jacket with a checked lining inside. It gives a bright pop of colour to contrast with the plain white dress. 

A cobalt blue jumper dress. Love the unusual structure of this. Not so sure about that transparent hat...

Peter pan collars were everywhere this summer and Lagerfeld uses them here, but x100!

The idea of this dress is undoubtedly original with a denim skirt being transformed into a minidress, but the embellishments don't do it for me.

What would a Chanel collection be without tweed? Here a wash of dirty pinks and blues are seen to mix up the trend.

Really cute, sheer fabric used here and the flowers are used in just the right places, along the shoulders and the skirt.

If looked at closely, the flowers used on this white maxi dress appear to be similar or even are candy wrappers. Interesting design which I can definitely see being worn as a high-fashion maxi in the spring.

(Images courtesy of Style.com)