When it comes to runway shows, Karl Lagerfeld is known for conceptually rich projects that can sometimes be head-scratchers for anyone outside the fashion world. This Métiers d’Art show was however undoubtedly a crowd pleaser. The German designer took Chanel back to his roots with a trip to Hamburg, his hometown, a shipping port and the collection was fittingly brimming with nautical references from the color to the captain’s hats and a thousand details in between, everything was deliciously thematic without venturing into cliché territory.
There are standout elements in this collection that will undoubtedly become high street staples. The chunky knits, rich tweeds and wide-legged pants have staying power and you’ll likely be seeing versions of them around for months.
Chanel’s own classic tweed skirt suits get a fresh update thanks to the nautical collars and contrasting edges.
The wide-legged button up pants are captivating. Whether you opt for runway-inspired styling or simply pair them with a white shirt, they serve up casual glamour with ease.
The collection’s 60s inspired shapes and silhouettes blended the best parts of retro with chic modernity.
While the prints were relatively subtle, some standout stripes definitely caught the eye.
There’s also something to be said about the high heeled shoe boots, and Breton hats which were the perfect accessories for this collection.
Ultimately returning to home ground proved to be a creatively rich and interesting move for Lagerfeld. This is certainly the kind of collection that whets your appetite for more!