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PFW: Chanel Fall/Winter 2018

Lagerfeld creates a fall forest

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When it comes to fashion shows, Karl Lagerfeld knows how to turn an event into an unforgettable production. From designing a spaceship that actually rose up into the air to building a replica of the Eiffel Tower, Chanel’s creative director never disappoints.

Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2018 show centered around a woodland theme. Models walked through a makeshift forest complete with rows of green trees and fallen leaves covering the ground. Guests received invitations with one single leaf printed on the front, hinting at the show’s theme. What better way to debut fall looks than to turn the Grand Palais into a moss and tree covered landscape?

Models sported simple slicked back buns and light makeup, keeping the focus on the garments. The collection opened with Chanel’s classic: statement tweeds. Tweed puffer jackets and suits were given modern twists with chain belts and quilted purses.

The second phase of the show introduced stunning fall patterns resembling fallen leaves in shades of orange, gray, and red. Fur jackets were tossed over the printed looks to add a touch of high fashion elegance. Lagerfeld designed long coats with hoods, signaling an upcoming fall and winter trend.

The third and final phase featured mostly black ensembles with pops of bright pink and red, as well as electric blue and green. Models wore long fingerless gloves, depicting the class and timelessness associated with Chanel. Lace gowns and tulle skirts flounced down the runway.

Cindy Crawford’s daughter, Kaia Gerber, returned to the Chanel runway wearing a black lace dress with thin beaded straps. The age appropriate dress was paired with sheer tights, patent leather oxfords, and pink fingerless gloves. Model Adwoa Aboah also sauntered down the Chanel runway in an oversized blue tweed jacket and baggy silver quilted pants. Aboah added some much needed diversity to the runway, representing Chanel’s versatility and inclusivity.

Salute Magazine’s hats are off to Lagerfeld who designed and created yet another brilliant collection and memorable fashion show.

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