Once again, Karl Lagerfeld impressed the fashion crowds with a monumental set. Chanel launched – literally – a 115 ft. tall rocket inside the Grand Palais for their Fall 2017 show, and along with it came a collection full of the mega brand’s usual themes combined with pristine galactic elements. The looks portrayed a hyper-visual modernity, with evident astronaut motifs. Due to Chanel’s undoubtable influence, one can predict we are going to see a lot of this collection’s cosmic trends scattered around the fashion world in the near future, and we are loving it.
Sparkly sequinned boots, dresses in chrome tones, pastel shades, metallic quilted head wraps that hint at the glow of aurora borealis, and astronaut prints – every piece came together beautifully with the desire of escaping Earth. Of course, this was infused with the timeless French-chic look: the usual Chanel jacket, the tweed patterns, etc. Fashion insiders do not always celebrate this; some say Chanel collections are starting to look like the same. Yet this show feels different. Menswear looks played a bigger role this time, making up seven in total. The brand also decided to open with new faces, rather than the all-too-prevalent social media fuelled supermodels of today. Perhaps we have come to a breaking point where we all feel tired of the same routine. This time, Lagerfeld felt the need of escaping with a season that took us all out of this world.
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