CHANEL Paris Fashion Week FW19
On Tuesday, October 2, CHANEL transformed the Grand Palais into a beach to present the Spring-Summer 2019 Ready-to-Wear show.
An ideal setting, complete with sand, sea and azure sky.
The colors are luminous: sunshine yellow, golden sand, tan-beige, pink, blue, iced mint and mother-of-pearl white with navy blue and black. A parasol print on chiffon, multi-colored plumetis over tweed, and embroidery of sand and seashells echo the joyful atmosphere.
CHANEL: Paris FW19
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The look is defined by sophisticated elegance with fabrics from tweed to chiffon, crêpe, lace, cotton serge, denim, leather and poplin. The suit takes on new volumes: jackets with wide shoulders and flared sleeves paired with slit skirts, or opening over mini-skirts or oversized trousers. Jumpsuits with wide legs sharply contrast with outfits of short jackets and tweed dresses. Masculine jackets couple with strapless shorts or leggings. Jeans go with belted cardigans or swimwear with an asymmetric shoulder.
For both day and evening, vest dresses appear in white tweed, swathed in stripes or embroidered with sequined parasols and sandy-hued tweed dotted with sequins. Others are knotted like towels around the chest and adorned with seashell necklace straps. Oversized tunics with scooped necklines open at the back. Other dresses in mint tweed, beige tweed or crushed golden sand silk, are slit to reveal coordinating shorts. Beach hut stripes appear over layered dresses in crêpe georgette, inlaid with ladder lace. Long chiffon dresses printed with two-tone parasols over a lace outfit create diaphanous fluidity. Resembling trails of sand, embroidery of golden sequins sketches delicate grooves on a pearlized white tweed suit and on dresses in navy crêpe georgette. The waterproof coat for summer showers is reinvented as a flared raincoat in plasticized lace.
Karl Lagerfeld reinvents robes cabanes, or beach-style dresses, in multi-color plumetis of pink tweed and lace ruffles. For evening, dresses are adorned with an origami of chiffon ribbons. The designer reveals a kaleidoscope of sequined parasols over a strapless dress and a scintillation of sequined palm trees over a cage dress in black chiffon. Another is embellished with satin bows and ribbons.
The collection is accessorized with double visor caps and wide-brimmed hats in fringed straw sported with layers of sautoirs, pendants, beaded necklaces and oversized cuff bracelets. A sense of relaxation is accentuated by mules with small, transparent heels or cork soles.
The 11.12 bag is designed in tweed and braid or with parasol embroidery. The Boy CHANEL bag appears as a saddlebag in leather and tweed patchwork. Other bags carried together, crossing over each hip, and introducing a new way of being worn. Flap bags are in terrycloth or with an oversized bead handle and large beach bags come in denim and straw, while multi-color net bags and leather and wicker camera cases complete the collection. Finally, minaudières take shape as seashells or miniature beach balls.
For Spring-Summer 2019, Karl Lagerfeld invites us to enjoy the summer months from morning to night in complete freedom and sophistication. CHANEL ambassadors Vanessa Paradis, Pharrell Williams, Caroline de Maigret, Soo Joo Park, Nana Komatsu, Alessandra Mastronardi, Gwei Lun-Mei and Jennie Kim; singers Jorja Smith, Ibeyi and Clara Luciani; and actresses Mia Goth, Sylvia Hoeks, Sandra Ma and Jelly Lin applauded the creativity of the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2019 Ready-to-Wear Collection.