PARIS FASHION WEEK: CHANEL AW14

BATD ON Mar 04, 2014 AT 2:48 pm

by Annie Vischer

Paris Fashion Week: Chanel AW14

Paris Fashion Week: Chanel AW14

Chanel is always one of the most anticipated shows at Paris Fashion Week, and no wonder. They don’t just parade a collection down the catwalk, they put on the show. One big show. And the theme? Always a product of thinking totally outside the box. For the SS14 collection last season, Karl Lagerfeld had the Grand Palais decked out like an art gallery, complete with Chanel robots, oversized Chanel No5 bottles and stark white walls.

Paris Fashion Week: Cara Delevingne walking for Chanel AW14.

Paris Fashion Week: Cara Delevingne walking for Chanel AW14.

What bigger contrast could you think of to the high brow art gallery setting of SS14 than to set the AW14 show…in a supermarket. Yes a supermarket. Complete with smoked salmon, lemons, jars, and the odd model even carrying a shopping basket.

As always of course, the theme of the show fitted in perfectly with the new collection’s pieces that were streaking down the runway to the adoring gazes of the audience. Familiar Chanel characteristics were present, the stereotypical Chanel tweed, boucle and waist-emphasising silhouettes whether they are on display, or synched in.

Paris Fashion Week: Chanel AW14

Paris Fashion Week: Chanel AW14

All these typical Chanel facets were juxtaposed against a sports luxe feel, geometrically printed primary colours and ripped holy (in the non-religious sense) leggings. In his inclusion of bright corals, metallic trainers and pastel tweeds, Lagerfeld has followed the path paved by his SS14 RTW and Haute Couture collections from the past season. The difference for AW14 comes in the form of bright primary colours that have a Picasso feel to them.

It is clear what trends this collection will be setting for the high street. Get ready to see a few more bare midriffs, statement coloured coats and more trainer colour way options than you care to imagine. Chanel is as far removed from supermarket-style than you think, but it seems to have pulled off its own version of the theme with aplomb. Though we doubt any of these items will be sporting a buy-one-get-one-free tag. Darn it.

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