With the current spring collection for Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld takes us to an imaginary underwater world amongst coral branches and shells on a sandy sea bed. Lagerfeld had promised “the ground of the sea, but in a very poetic way,” and his models, meandering through this dramatic set looked like magical deep-sea sirens.
Inspired by the textures of exotic fishes, iridescent pearls, the lightness of seaweed and foam, the new collection gives a new look to the Chanel classics, for example Coco Chanel’s iconic pearls were used as buttons or as belts.
Lagerfeld worked with innovative techno fabrics to create the effect of light through water. Airy waffle-textured organzas and iridescent synthetics, open-weave tweeds and knits, and a palette of sea foam and shell pink created the under water effect.