Pure romance: Chanel Couture SS/10
Lagerfeld is well known for his love and frequent use of blacks and whites in his collections, particularly black – but this season he seems to have turned a new corner and we see it in his Spring/Summer 2010 Couture collection.
With not a single black evening dress in sight on Chanel’s SS/10 Couture runway, we took a strong vibe from the King of fashion himself that colour is the way to go for next season and we’re not just taking beautiful and bold bright but shades that make your mouth water because they make you think of sherbet, candy and cake frosting.
Chanel’s Spring/Summer runway featured evening dresses in acid yellow, candy-pink, fluorescent lime hues, champagne and cream; and those are the one’s that we will be keeping an eye out for and clashing or coordinating with next season. The collection named ‘Neon Baroque’ presented some highly impeccable work of craftsmanship and we love the re-vamped tailored pieces and the drift from the classic Chanel but still maintaining a reference to the brands signature.
It was a mix of romanticism meets space-age and the detailing against the palette looked magnificent. Silver thread ran through the seems of the collection pieces like hot mercury and thousands of handmade silk roses cascaded as a cape over a silver-jewelled shift. The Chanel girl looked super-sweet in this collection but also young, sophisticated and elegant. A young girl with nothing but class and great taste in clothing. Lagerfeld really hit all the right notes with this one and we absolutely can’t wait to strip-off winter’s dark and glummy shades in exchange for dresses in pretty pastels and powdery shades.
As for the grand finale, a groom in a metallic silver suit steps out to walk his bride down the runway in a silk ball gown with a jewelled bodice and sleeves followed by metres and metres of gorgeous tulle caressed into ruffled clouds forming the train.
Post by Olivia Nyasha Usai