Yesterday, June 8th, Chanel unveiled its first-ever Cruise fashion show digital edition. We’re not in Capri, as was initially announced pre-pandemic, but at the atelier of the Maison in 31 rue Cambon, Paris.
We can see the inspirations behind the collection since the first outfit. Beachwear is the centre of attention. Embellished and embroidered bras, complex like a mosaic, appears under the iconic tailleur of the brand, in bright pink or highlight a see-through outfit with a cape and wide trousers. But the swimwear is also adapted in a minimalist way in more muted colours, like black. The trousers are wide and high-waisted, in contrast with the crop-tops. The skirts are mini, midi or asymmetrical. The colour white is used in different shades both on fresh looking garments and on warmer tailleur.
The mood marinière brings us back to the Coco Chanel era. Light dresses with pleated ruches, sparkling lurex garments, mini and tight tops or fluctuant that can be paired either with white two-piece sets or with some Seventies style denim, that is decored with tweed inserts that match with the jacket. The tailored trousers take their inspiration from menswear but in fluo nuances. Some of the must-haves are the cardigans and long jackets paired with micro shorts, while the belts are used as jewellery.
For the accessories, Chanel couldn’t forget about the Vanity Case available in rattan, leather or metal silver, while the hobo bags are in canvas and the maxi shoulder bags are made out of sponge material. They can be worn both as a necklace around the neck or around the waist as a belt. At the centre of attention are also the bucket bags, small or big, and the bowling bag. The Virginie Viard bag quickly became the most desired accessory on the market. While for the shoes, Chanel’s offer are flat sandals with a mini platform either in straw or leather and the gold ballet flats.