CHANEL SS18 Prêt-à-Porter PFW Diary
The scenery – a fascinating smile of a beauty spot in the South of France. Chasing waterfalls at Chanel. Karl Lagerfeld brought the river canyon Gorges du Verdon and its multiple waterfalls to Paris. Unless you don’t have an Instagram Account, you’ve probably already seen, at least in part, Karl Lagerfeld’s latest runway spectacular for Chanel. Last season it was the Chanel rocket ship and this season models marched beneath a huge waterfall inside the Grand Palais.
The Chanel SS18 show made raincoats and wellington boots chic again. There were 90 models in the show, led out by the coltish Gerber who crowned her debut catwalk season with the coveted opening slot at Chanel. Karl Lagerfeld came up with a chic solution of clear plastic ponchos, hoods, scarves and capes which allow to show off the beneath, without getting wet. We bet that he thought about our hometown Hamburg and all the rain that happens over here.
Alongside the see – through boots, rain hoods and oversize plastic shoppers, we’re obsessing about the clear baseball cap, created by the Maison Michel atelier. So, bags can have raincoats too. In the world of Chanel, a bag should be as well dressed as its owner. Chanel’s quilted totes came with their own little protective ponchos. Definitely next-level chic.
Photography by Julia Haghjoo // Direction by Sylvia Haghjoo