With Daft Punk’s “Around the World” beats serving as soundtrack and a giant world globe with an infinite number of lightning points strategically placed center stage, Chanel’s fall / winter 2013 presentation ought to reference the world dominance in some way, but instead Karl Lagerfeld chose enough words to describe his collection merely as “up-to-earth”, clearly nodding toward his “feet kept on the ground” and the slightly more practical vision that marked Chanel’s line up this very season.
The dark, moody clothes enriched by the strongest sense of tailoring gave off a lively confidence, exploring once-piece-silhouettes, glittering tweeds and colorful knitwear, all styled with thigh-high leather boots adorned with heavy metalware. Thick and solid, promoting loose jackets and hi-low coats, double layered skirts and flared minis, among sweater dresses featuring random geometrical motifs, nothing in Lagerfeld’s collection pointed towards subtlety.
Classic but unexpected, clearly embracing functionality but not once failing in delivering Chanel’s signature strengths, the line up felt substantial, feminine and elegant, on the side of edgy.
You can see all of the Chanel autumn (fall) / winter 2013 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Imaxtree