Chanel Bombay Express
Mimi ON Jun 21, 2012 AT 3:08 pm
Taking inspiration from India, Karl Lagerfeld’s pre autumn/winter 2012 collection, held at the Grand Palais, was a heady and regal mix of golds, silvers, fuchsia pinks and pure, virginal whites. Surreal princesses swept the catwalks swathed in metal emblazoned saris and sumptuously ornate jewellery, but it was the iconic Indian beauty looks that really stole the show.
Graphic interpretations of the traditional almond eye look, adorned the catwalk with models gilded with pitch-black, heavily kohl-rimmed eyes and gorgeously glistening and golden skin. Peter Philips, Creative Director of Chanel Make Up, “intensified the proportions of the iconic makeup”, keeping a heavy focus on the eye using Illusion d’Ombre in Nirvana, Le Crayon Khol in Black and Mascara Inimitable Intense in Black.
The star piece of this truly precious limited edition collection is the Route Des Indes De Chanel, a luminescent golden pressed powder embossed with the motif of a rate piece of bronze brocade that was drawn from an Indian-influenced collection created in the 1960s by Gabrielle Chanel. Set in the classic lacquered black case, with covetable interlocking C’s, the powder can be brushed over cheekbones, daubed onto eyelids and the high points of the face for gleaming, lit from within skin.
Gild your fingers or toes in molten metallics by lacquering in Le Vernis in Diwali.
The Bombay Express Limited Edition Collection starts at £17 and is available exclusively in Chanel Boutiques in Harrods, Selfridges Oxford Street/ Manchester Exchange, House of Fraser Glasgow and Fenwick Newcastle from 27th June 2012.