Chasing Waterfalls - Chanel SS18

Karl Lagerfeld is a force of nature, and nature is what he brought to us for Chanel’s SS18 collection

The power of nature, optimistic collections, feminine silhouettes and trend-setting accessories have been part of the Maison for quite some time, but this season, the Kaiser of fashion went above and beyond by bringing his inspiration to life. Editors, celebrities, influencers and buyers alike received a first-hand view of the majestic and mesmerizing effect of the coursing waterfalls of the Gorges du Verdon that Chanel had installed into the Grand Palais. The ebb and flow of the waterfall were reflected not only in the mood of the show but also in the aquatic white and blue textured fringe and frayed lace on short-sleeve dresses and jackets that came down the runway. Chanel’s signature fabrics were also given a down-to-earth look with organic yellow and beige tweed mini-skirts, culottes and pink quilted fanny packs. Lurex threads and crystal jewelry glinted in the sunlight. For that jeu d'esprit that sets Chanel apart? Add clear raindrop earrings or dare to go bare in chic plastic accessories from transparent knee-high boots and fingerless gloves to the waterproof take of the Gabrielle bag. understated vivacity to a dramatically smart wide leg pant by ADAM LIPPES. With its calming influence, you’ll be emboldened to go further than you thought you’d ever dared to on the wearable color wheel. Class dismissed!