All natural and all star. Karl Lagerfeld looked back to the Earth for Chanel Haute Couture SS16.
Naturally, the set has to be a talking point at a Chanel show. With a consistently mastered finish to each collection, its venue often now becomes more eagerly awaited than the clothes. For Couture SS16 we were treated to a zen ark. Each model carefully shut away behind a wooden door, released to tread through lush grass, lily pads scattered on ponds and a faux blue sky.
Karl Lagerfeld’s novelty this season lay in the materials the collection was made from. The fluffiest wild cotton and unbelievably, wood chips, were used amongst the bouclés and blazers we’re used to. Even prints boiled down the basic theme, with delicate leaves, bugs and flowers flocking gowns and embroidered and beaded onto looks in petal tones.
Just like the set, the models have become almost as important as the collection itself and Karl’s picks are often unparalleled, scooping up the fashion world’s favourites as well as propelling new faces towards fame. This season the Hadid sisters, Kendall Jenner, Soo Joo, Linesiy Montero, Molly Bair and Linsey Wixon all walked and we want to join their gang.