Just incase you have been living under a rock and hadn’t heard – the Chanel Cruise Fall show took place in Dubai recently.
It was held on an exclusive luxurious island just off the coast which was made JUST for the occasion.
If my tone appears to read tinged with an ever-so-slight tone of bitterness, it’s because I AM still rather sore I did not attend. (super exclusive invite only!)
Oh well! I’m over it!! All is fair in love and fashion 🙂
Now that I’ve got my emotional trauma behind me (!) Let’s talk about the collection …
The level of luxury and opulence at this show reminded me a lot of Karl Lagerfeld’s interpretation of India is his pre fall 2012 collection. (One of my favorites!)
Similarly, this one was also very lavish and plush but with a very sophisticated 1001-Nights/ Arabesque twang to it.
I liked the contemporary tailoring contrasted with the fluid billowing shapes such as the harem pants and elegant flowing tunics with ethnic shoes. Tres Aladdin!
The signature tweed textures made cameos, both in light variations and more stronger monochrome tones. I was particularly enchanted by the folksier prints in sheer chiffon kaftans. I also loved the tribal embroidered fabric (Bedouin inspired, perhaps?)
It wasn’t all soft and demure, though. For instance, I appreciated the odd lamé metallic trouser thrown into the mix; unexpected and added edge!
MOST of ALL I loved those AWESOME bejewelled moons.
They added such a wonderful ethereal, exotic touch, especially paired with the models’ smouldering, sultry eye make up!
The gorgeous fabrics and textures stirred up some creativity inside me. Here are some fashion illustrations I created of the show.