CHANEL’s Fall-Winter 2021/22 Ready-to-Wear show is an exercise in contrasts. Creative Director, Virginie Viard describes it as such: “I love contrasts, so for the more voluminous winter pieces, I wanted a small space. I don’t know if this is because of the times we live in, but I wanted something warm, lively. I imagined the models doing a show for themselves, going from room to room, crossing each other in staircases, piling their coats up in the cloakroom and going up to the next floor to get changed. And I thought of the shows that Karl would tell me about, back in the day, a long time ago, when the models would dress themselves and do their own make-up.”
The collection is influenced by the ambiance of ski holidays, and the idea of cool Parisian chic, from the 1970s to now. Highlights from the range include fuchsia tweed worn with strappy embellished sandals, and delicate blouses in chiffon or crêpe de Chine combined with pieces inspired by winter sportswear. There’s so much thought and detail within every outfit, that it begs you to slow down and take a second look. Here’s everything to check out:
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