Friday 7 December 2012

Chanel Pre-Fall 2013 Collection Review

Karl Lagerfeld has unveiled his Pre-Fall collection in Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots, whom Largerfeld was obviously inspired by.

The collection presents the magic of Scotland, without a doubt. There was a wintry, dark atmosphere with toasty fires around the runway. Perfect for Christmas. What I loved was it was so out of the ordinary. It was a big display of fashion, yet the atmosphere didn't subtract from the pieces, it added to, what I believe to be, one of Lagerfeld's best shows yet.

Layered tweed and tartan was eveywhere, with so many looks of different ways to wear the winter trends.

A combination of red tartan and geometric tights (not a big fan). Layering was big in this collection.

LOVE this cream, shearling jacket with inner tartan.

Maybe not so visible in this image but the threading on the these trousers really does glitter & shine when seen on the runway. Huge puffy sleeves are gorgeous.
A slightly ruched, crisp white blouse with a gorgeous skirt. As you can see, the skirt has detailing which appears as though real red roses are growing from it. The romantic essence of this collection comes alive with pieces like this.

A more gothic look here with a black polo-neck jumper and darker patterend tights. The jacket sweeps over the outfit effortlessly and the heavy jewellery adds to the rock-chic look.

Now the following dresses are from the final part of the show where Largerfeld stepped up and produced some real theatrical and elegant couture. The dresses are divine with the pearl embellishments and layered skirts. Reminiscent of the Victorian era, these dresses are certainly fit for royals. I loved the transition from the outerwear to these treasures.

"There's always the sense with Chanel that Lagerfeld shows much more than he needs to, and that was the case here. Still, this was a sterling collection of clothes for a day you can only imagine being a hell of a lot better than the one that will greet you tomorrow morning." - Tim Blanks, 

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