Devoid of theatrics and elborate stage shows the newly bearded Karl Lagerfiled threw a garden party for the Chanel haute couture collection. He created a french garden at the Grand Palais where rose-studded pergolas circled an 18th century fountain. The garden is commonly found everywhere, hence simple to construct and cost effective.

Haute couture daywear epitomised in the first half of the collection’s distinctly Chanel-centric sculpted little skirt suits was exactly that: sophisticated, old-world, downplayed glamour. Pastels and sweetness dominated the runway symbolic to a France post Macroon era. Candy-crystalline tweeds curving over hips, its slash-pocketed jackets and skirts, thats what I loved most about the collection. Luxe embellishments with glitter, feathers and pockets. A symbol of feminism.

Silhouttes changed, narrowed ansd lengthened. Dark colours like black, wine and emerald sharpened the looks. The last few dresses were elaborate meant for the evening and beautiful all signifying positiveness and good things that await the world. An optimistic collection.

Images: Chanel