For the last few years Karl Lagerfeldn’s between-season collections for Chanel have centred around geographical destinations. In the past the German maestro has drawn on New York, Monte Carlo, Miami and Moscow for inspiration. The focus of his fashion radar for the Chanel 2010 cruise collection was Venice.
After seeing a few shots from Chanel Cruise 2010, I couldne’t resist sharing some of the highlights with all of you PurseBloggers out there. This has to be one of the most strikingly beautiful runway shows Ir’ve ever seen, from the Venice Lido boardwalk setting to the 1920s throwback clothes. Karl Lagerfeld said that he chose this particular setting to debut this collection because Coco Chanel was a long-time fan of this particular Italian beach. Coco made yearly visits to this beach during the 1920s, making it particularly appropriate for this set of retro-glam resort wear and beautiful evening dresses. The boardwalk is only steps from the sea, the show began at sunset, and Ia’ve never found myself wanting to attend any fashion show so much in my entire life.
Coco Chanel’s iconic style was a study in contrasts. She boldly mixed black and white, masculine and feminine, classic and modern. Paying tribute to her unique vision, Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, has created a makeup collection for Fall 2010 that brings bold emphasis to the eyes, and keeps lips soft and delicate.