• May 14th, 2015
    COURTNEY EATON, <BR />CANNES FESTIVAL 2015

    COURTNEY EATON,
    CANNES FESTIVAL 2015

    The Australian actress Courtney Eaton wore a dress embroidered with dark grey sequins and a grey chiffon ruffle skirt from the Fall-Winter 2014/15 Haute Couture collection.

    Photo : Chanel / Getty Images

  • May 14th, 2015
    SOPHIE MARCEAU, <BR />CANNES FESTIVAL 2015

    SOPHIE MARCEAU,
    CANNES FESTIVAL 2015

    Sophie Marceau, member of the jury, wore a long black tulle dress embroidered with silver sequins with a matching skirt from the Fall-Winter 2011/12 Haute Couture collection.

    Photo : Chanel / Getty Images

  • May 14th, 2015
    THE CRUISE 2015/16 SHOW <BR />BY JADE DE LAVAREILLE

    THE CRUISE 2015/16 SHOW
    BY JADE DE LAVAREILLE

    Shot in Seoul by model Jade de Lavareille

  • May 7th, 2015
    FROM PARIS TO SEOUL <BR />THE STORY OF THE CRUISE SHOW

    FROM PARIS TO SEOUL
    THE STORY OF THE CRUISE SHOW

  • May 7th, 2015
    CHANEL CRUISE 2015/16 IN SEOUL

    CHANEL CRUISE 2015/16 IN SEOUL

    For the presentation of its Cruise 2015/16 collection, Chanel heads to the ultra futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) – the Zaha Hadid-designed exhibition and performance space – in Seoul, South Korea. Structured silhouettes in sweet, eye-popping hues effortlessly marry South Korean influences with Chanel hallmarks. The mood proves energetic with avant-garde leanings, as Karl Lagerfeld revisits local culture in a broad sense, from traditional dress (the hanbok) to sugary K-Pop aesthetics.

    Here, the occasional camellia or stylized locked-Cs motif erupts on a multicolor stripe; there, subtle geometric patchworks brim with a color-rush of fuchsia pink, celadon and mint green, bright orange and coral, royal blue and turquoise, with the same tones flavoring tweeds or played out as single shades on jackets, suits and dresses. Korean-style jackets with round shoulders and wide sleeves sport raised or crossing collars that act as flattering frames for the base of the neck. Skirts are straight or flared, falling just above the knee; pants are cropped and wide or fitted at the ankle. Solid and airy materials mingle on looks, from broderie anglaise, textured cotton and patent leather to linen, organza, tulle, lace and shantung. A sprinkling of monochrome silhouettes mark the shift from day to night, with in the after-dark camp airy creations in floral and geometric embroideries by Maison Lesage, Maison Lemarié and Montex. Peter Pan collars interact with bustiers while high waists (sometimes ending above the bust line) come accented with a strip of grosgrain ribbon or velvet.

    Bold jewelry designs – from chunky chain necklaces and bracelets in gold and colored metals to sugary cuffs, baroque pendants and stylized camellias with graphic forms pinned in the hair and on clothes – adorn the outfits, punctuated by heels with squared-off toes or patent-leather Mary-Janes with built-in socks. The house’s iconic bag sports all-over sequin embroidery or comes revisited in multicolored tweed, interspersed with clutches and decorative minaudières.

    Graphic looks, refined volumes, abstract motifs, bright color palette -drawn from the Korean aesthetic repertoire- the new Cruise collection transcribes the Chanel vocabulary, resolutely cosmopolitan and contemporary.

    Françoise-Claire Prodhon

  • May 6th, 2015
    COLORS AND PATTERNS

    COLORS AND PATTERNS

    Cruise 2015/16 collection

    Photo by Olivier Saillant

  • May 6th, 2015
    THE HANBOK

    THE HANBOK

    Inspired by the traditional Korean outfit, the hanbok was revisited by Karl Lagerfeld for the Cruise 2015/16 collection.

    Photo by Olivier Saillant

  • May 6th, 2015
    ORGANZA PATCHWORK

    ORGANZA PATCHWORK

    Natural fibers sewed in patchwork at the Cruise 2015/16 show.

    Photo by Benoit Peverelli

  • May 6th, 2015
    GRAPHIC PRINTS

    GRAPHIC PRINTS

    Cruise 2015/16 collection

  • May 6th, 2015
    THE NEW CAMELLIA

    THE NEW CAMELLIA

    Hand embroidered for the Cruise 2015/16 collection

    Photo by Olivier Saillant

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