Sure, the clothes won’t be in stores for a while, but there’s no reason you can’t take inspiration from the show for spring/summer.
Yesterday Cara Delevingne, Stella Tennant and Lindsey Wixson flew 18 hours to Singapore to walk for Chanel, modelling the cruise collection in a former nutmeg plantation and army barracks. Now, we might be a long way off from the tropical climate of Singapore, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take some direction from Karl’s latest collection.
1. Do the flick
The turquoise flick, that is. All the models in the show (minus the boys, of course) sported a lick of electric blue eyeliner underneath the eye, combined with a bold black liner on the top. Keep the rest of the face powdered and fresh to compliment the look.
2. Monochrome, monochrome, monochrome
We’ve mentioned this before in our spring/summer trends round-up and we’ll say it again: shove the big, bold prints of yesteryear to the back of your wardrobe and pare it down to the only two colours that matter this season. Lagerfeld’s signature colours have never looked more appealing.
3. Get androgynous
The single earring adorning most of the models’ ears; the slick, side-swept fringe and scraped-back hair – it all seemed to pay tribute to (whisper it) punk, specifically of the poshed-up Met Gala pedigree. But more than that, those details speak to the casual androgyny and masculine tailoring that Coco herself loved. So if you’ve lost an earring this week, just wear its lonesome sibling on its own – after all, Karl says it’s okay.
4. Think easy, breezy, beautiful
Appropriately for sweltering humidity of subtropical Singapore, soft and loose shapes dominated the collection, a key silhouette of the collection being a high-waisted, wide-leg trouser worn with what was basically an oversized tunic tops. Obviously reworked for luxe purposes in materials like white leather, of course. Plain and simple – what could be easier?
5. Dig out a cricket bat
If everything else fails, wield a bat and make like an Ashes boy. And if anybody doesn’t believe that this is a trend in the making, you can whack them over the head. Handy!
Words: Zing Tsjeng (Follow Zing on Twitter @misszing)