MAJESTIC WATERFALLS AT CHANEL SPRING/SUMMER 2018 SHOW
By Crash redaction
Every Chanel show starts with the incredible setting in the Grand Palais, which, over the years, has been transformed into a countryside barn, an underwater world, the Eiffel Tower, a supermarket or a Paris street. This season, it was made to look like the Gorges du Verdon, complete with huge rock walls, green vegetation, waterfalls and a wooden raised boardwalk where the models appeared. Quite clearly, this collection was inspired by water and waterproof garments as seen on clear plastic hoods, ponchos, capes and knee-high boots. These clever outerwear pieces allow your beautiful clothes to be seen without them being ruined by raindrops. Even the classic Chanel bags had their own plastic see-through cover.
Other, even more subtle, water references were seen in the fringes which looked like strands of seaweed, wet-looking textures like white and blue vinyl on jackets, raindrop earrings and shiny metallic tweed. With this collection, Lagerfeld mixes a younger and fresh wardrobe with the classics of the house as seen in tweed fringed cropped tops and flirty mini skirts. A lot of fun was put in accessories, which were colorful, gelatinous and bedazzled. Another great collection filled with elegance, humor and life!
Written by Alice Butterlin.
Photos by Eloise Toidé for Crash.