THE GRANDEUR of CHANEL FALL-WINTER 2015

Karl Lagerfeld definitely knows how to make a production. A show is not a show without the elaborate sets and grandeur props and of course the fabulous people. Well for the latest offering of Chanel, Lagerfeld transformed the Grand Palais into a cafe - aptly dubbed Brasserie Gabrielle.

Not getting carried away by the glamorous set, the clothes arguably were classic Chanel silhouettes yet given the Lagerfeld creative twist. Knitted seaters tied around the neck with a neat pouch at the back to slot in - wait for it - newspapers. Tweed skirts and suits padded with bow-tie shaped quilting are just divine - classic yet playful enough. There are midi-length tweed skirts layered over slim trousers cuffed with lace - which I must say evoke a certain sense of glamorous sexiness. Decadent and provocative all at the same time. Also how can one ignore the pink sweater dress with a pearl harness or better yet the long silk skirts layered with silk squares taking the "aproned" look to a whole new level of class and style. All in all the pieces were fashion forward yet very wearable. Something I think the designers this season thought well enough of - ensuring they crafted pieces that evoked style yet wearable enough to transcend the bounds of time. Perfection!

Oh! And let's not forget. Accessories have become somewhat of a cult with Chanel. Think shopping baskets, milk carton pouches, graffiti backpacks and lego clutches. Season after season pieces that fashionistas the world over lust after. Well, this season Lagerfeld did not disappoint. What was the latest it-accessory? A bistro plate clutch called the Assiete. Waitlist? This I've got to see for myself first!


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