If there’s one thing we’ve learnt by now, it’s that Chanel doesn’t do things by halves. And preempting that we’re all already ferociously looking forward to warmer days, Karl Lagerfeld transported guests to the seaside with a luxuriously real beach in Le Grand Palais in Paris.
Powdery-soft sand, lifeguards, azure backdrops and gentle waves softly lapping the shore were all part of the SS19 spectacle. And the models treaded along the shoreline, barefoot, clutching mules and perspex-block heels in hand.
The usual tweed offering was still very much present, but received a balmy weather update, in citrus shades, paired with cycling shorts and island-life straw hats. Block lettering logos took over jewellery and knits for kitschy fun, and semi-sheer lace trousers and tufty tulle dresses in jet-black made us reminisce back to hot summer nights.
Paris Fashion Week or the Italian Riviera? Either way, we’ll take a one-way ticket please.