In his latest ready-to-wear collection, Lagerfeld brings Paris to Rome.
Known for having the most innovative and unmatched fashion shows of the year, Karl Lagerfeld’s – Creative Director of Chanel, Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld – direction for this collection falls nothing short of brilliant.
The Métiers d’Art show happens once a year in a different city that has a connection to the original, Coco Chanel. Aside from Chanel, Lagerfeld also has a soft spot for Rome (who doesn’t?).
Métiers d’Art – an atelier skilled in the art of craftsmanship for a collection – takes place at Cinecittà film studio No. 5 in Rome, Italy. The show flaunts models walking through, and around a makeshift Metro station as though in Paris, France.
The show kicked off with a screening of Lagerfeld’s latest short film, Once and Forever. The 11-minute film featured Twilight-star and Chanel ambassador Kristen Stewart as a young Coco Chanel and Geraldine Chaplin as the seasoned Chanel.
Though the brand has thrived under Karl Lagerfeld for the last three decades, it was created, and founded, by French fashion designer Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel. She was credited with liberating women from the corset silhouette post-WWI (thank you Coco!).
Chanel effectively created sporty and casual chic looks, transforming the new “feminine” standard of style.
The brand – with their Resort, Cruise and S/S 2016 Ready-to-Wear collections – never ceases to create the most instagramable moments for it’s audience.
With bright colors in it’s earlier collections shown this year, Lagerfeld goes a little more classic with a modern touch for this runway.
“I didn’t know when we started the idea of ‘Paris in Rome,’ that it would be the best moment to show a perfect, romantic Paris when Paris today in reality is the opposite of a romantic city,” Lagerfeld said of his latest Métiers d’Art collection to Women Wear Daily. “It’s really unbelievable, no?”
The collection sticks primarily to classic Chanel; showing tweeds and two-toned shoes, and uses the brands popular black and white tones.
With prints like Gingham and marled black, whites and blues, Lagerfeld sets the tone for fashion’s favorites for the coming season.
Many models walked the runway wearing printed tights and leather. The shoes were pointed toe, a Parisian signature, and paired with sheer hems and hemlines, topped off with engraved, gold buttoned blazers.
Few pieces included the trending ribbed-look, seen on dresses, tops, and short tweed capes with bow details.
Most handbags or clutches carried in the show were small classic bags with chain detail and snakeskin print. If earrings were worn, they were large hoops with a jeweled detail.
The monochrome mood of the clothing creates a structured and focused appeal, leaving us all the more ready for next Fall.