An ode to the modern femininity of Coco through contrasts
The Chanel FW 2021-2022 show is already here and calls to dive into a warm and lively world of contrasts where the modern femininity of Coco is uniquely unveiled and filmed by the incredible duo Inez & Vinoodh. According to the fashion designer and creative director of Chanel, Virginie Viard, Castel was the ideal place for the show as she wanted “a small place” and this may be because of the weird times we live in. More particularly, Castel with its spiral staircase, the many saloons, the bar, the journey through this venue, and its welcoming little house style was the perfect background for the fashion show where the models could change, get dressed and undressed, do their make-up together, and have a good time like a gals night in, just as from the stories of the unforgettable Karl Lagerfeld where the models would do their own make-up and dress themselves.
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The whole Chanel F/W 2021-2022 collection plays with contrasts not only between volumes but also between materials and spirit all dressed under an elegant sensuality and modern femininity that touches the whole collection. Regarding the color palette, we could say that red, fuchsia, blue and black, or else the protagonist shades of the Maison, are combined with total lilac looks as well as multicolor patterns and motifs. Tweeted is undoubtedly one of the main characteristics of this fall-winter collection which can be seen on oversized coats with a comfortable fit or trouser suits embellished with braces in pearls and layers of sautoir necklaces.
Delicate female figures wearing sheer texture dresses with spaghetti straps and adorned with lace and sequins travel us to this intimate atmosphere of the Parisien club. But the focus here is given to snowwear with salopettes-ski suits embroidered with red and blue motifs or in fuschia tweed which could be worn with strappy sandals with bows and chains or pumps adorned with a camellia. Also, the blouses in chiffon or crêpe de Chine are beautifully combined with pieces inspired by winter sportswear such as tweeted cropped jackets, or white sheepskin coats that could be easily matched with white or black faux fur boots.
Last but not least, the old-time classic Chanel bags come in new colors such as blue and fuchsia and metallic textures while the accessories are always so emblematic with the house opting for the iconic string of pearls and chains that could be worn around the neck or as a garter, or just at the waist. Oversized collars come to decorate the oversized sweaters while hats with the characteristic double C come as wool beanies embellished with decorative brooches and camellias – the iconic symbols of the Maison. In short, if we could describe the show in one sentence we’d say that the atmosphere of winter holidays in the snow with the cool Parisian chic style from the 1970s to nowadays are married harmoniously and enriched with Karl Largerfeld’s attributes once again with the models along Virginie Viard to close the show by greeting the digital audience while walking cheerfully in the street.
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