Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Chanel A/W12


Like Magpies I'm a sucker for shiny things. You can always count on Karl Lagerfeld to put an extravagant show. This Chanel Autumn/Winter 2012 takes you to a world  of stalactites maze surrounded by gigantic crystals. Like set scene from planet Krypton in Superman, geode stalks shooting up from the ground scattered around the stage. Models weaved around the cat walk smashing sharp Perspex heels on crushed glass floor.  Crystal encrusted boxy clutch and geode on metal bangles sparkles against white peals nails.

What is Chanel without tweed? This season's tweed updated with uneven rocks of crystals decorated over the collars and shoulders and sleeves. The obvious key is layering, a lot of oversize thick wool and boucle outerwear with feathered on capes and hoods piled on with glittery mohair snoods. Ensure to keep you snug for the winter while dresses and trousers were from a delicate lace and silk with 90's throwback trend of skirts over trousers. Parkas with sequined hoods and green tweeds backpacks are my favorite wearable street luxe (very LUXE). Polished each looks were slick hair and jewels eyebrows. I'm not so convince about the long elbow gloves or some patchwork pieces but I love the jewel tone pallets of this collection.


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