Chanel‘s Cruise 2014 show in Singapore will go down in history as the day the world was introduced to the iconic perfume-bottle bag, but there were plenty of other details worth remembering.
Savoir Flair‘s correspondent, Amine Jreissati, reports on his favorite moments from the metier d’arts show.
Chanel’s knotted heel was yet another stroke of genius from Karl Lagerfeld. If there is one thing he can’t be accused of, it is simplicity, as made apparent by the twist added to these timeless bicolor shoes. After all, what’s more ‘cruise’ than a knot?
The Color Palette
The palette was, for once, purely Chanel. Black, white, and beige were the three dominant colors in this cruise collection. These were the colors used by Mademoiselle Gabrielle in her early collections, and, to be honest, we kind of missed them.
The pattern for Cruise 2014 was tribal, geometric, and, in a way, timeless. It was also smart – wearable by both men and women in either summer or winter. Although it may look familiar, it took on an entirely different allure when styled for a Chanel show.
Having kept the runway looks more or less classic, Karl Lagerfeld’s creativity went a bit more wild when it came to the makeup. The blue under the eyes gave the models’ faces a certain softness that toned down the boyish attitude of the looks.
The Chanel Nº5 Bag
Chanel Nº5 – an iconic brand, an iconic perfume, an iconic shape, an iconic smell, and, now, an iconic bag. There are no words to describe this bag without doing it injustice. It’s simply amazing.
The Cricket Influence
No one could have predicted the appearance of cricket equipment in a Chanel show. The three looks dedicated to the sport were a big surprise, but translated with such elegance that they matched the rest of the collection perfectly.
The Look That Didn’t Run
Weirdly enough, you will only see this look in pictures. The gorgeous red and lacey creation wasn’t shown. What a pity!
This show was truly a lesson in terms of styling. Every look is wearable as is, with none being over- or under-styled. The mix of patterns, colors, and shapes made the show a wonderful story.
Huge and heavy, but unconditionally beautiful, this is so much more than just a necklace. It will take any look to an entirely different dimension. Covering the entire shoulders, it gave the model a charm and silhouette that are to die for.
My Favorite Look
Is there anything better than an excess of pearls? The model was covered in pearls – around her neck, waist, and arms. I also loved the length of the skirt and its asymmetry. The silhouette was incredibly elegant and the attitude super boyish. I loved this contrast.