October 16, 2015
By Marius Brianski
Photos Courtesy of Chanel
Paris, France – For the sake of saying let’s imagine a world in which a luxury fashion house takes over or even launches its own airline. How would it operate? What luxuries would the clients expect of it? And furthermore, how would the most discriminating women from among them actually dress or what would they wear once arrived at their destination?
Well Chanel makes a fine case for responding to those questions and more. Its new overture into Spring/Summer 2016 is all about Chanel Airlines.
The collection means to fulfill the needs of women spending the majority of their life travelling and jet-setting around the world to exclusive getaway spots. Parisian chic is her tool of choice. And she does it all with class, style and elegance. She brandishes her wealth with the famous Chanel signature double C logo.
This is the incarnation of the spirit of a wealthy traveller and as seen through the eyes of Chanel’s long-time artistic director Karl Lagerfeld. One can find comfy and warm knitwear, multi colored suits, printed dresses, embodied tops, denim jackets and pleated long skirts.
Well worth mentioning are the A-line skirts put over amply cut pants and loose trousers. The shapes are boxy as in the classic Chanel jacket, with long tailored suits and ruffled short dresses. Signature brand motives are present like black bows, herringbone, light tweeds, pearls, chains, coin-medallions and visible trimming. The color palette is white, black, silver, pink, blue and blue. The accessories are aviator sunglasses, scarfs, baseball caps, straw hats, airplane brooches, chains, gloves, sporty sandals, lace-ups, handbags and suitcases.
The the latter part of the collection is far more interesting that the first section or two, it remains overall a beautiful collection for Chanel. And with it the double C luxury client can master her airport departure in style. Not much novelty here, just the timeless Chanel touch that is maybe a little more practical this time.