Chanel Cruise 2018 collection
Every ship needs a captain and its members. Well, this ship had Karl Lagerfeld as a captain. His crew – only models. Continuing to stage remarkable shows, both with designs and interior organization, Chanel once again proved that the experience and creativity lead to achievement, goal, and respect. Karl Lagerfeld knew that more iconic the runway is the better the inspiration will be understood. Inspired by the sea, its uniqueness and greatness, Lagerfeld opted for the massive ocean liner. That choice was the true representation of the mix between the nostalgia and modernity. The recreation of a “dock” set in the golden times delivered a picture of luxurious and jet-set traveling, but with a right amount of past times.
The glam and glory from back in the day were shown in the pink berets. The dresses were patterned in the way they showed the sea and the foams in their natural process. The Cruise collection was fresh, new, with a dose of romantics. The show was set in the Grand Palais in Paris. It was chosen carefully to pay homage to the home where Coco Chanel lived in South of France in La Pausa. The setting was replicated perfectly: there was a smoke from the fake chimney, the decks were full of guests, some wandering around the piano, others mingling on the observation decks. The addition to the atmosphere was the sounds of cormorants and ship horns. The whole theme was nautical. The colors were nautical. The runway showed pieces that were very beautiful and pretty. There were designs starting from coat dresses that were tight high up to regular T-shirts and jeans. Maybe they would all have been just ordinary pieces if they were not designed under the master skills of Chanel’s team. The accessories were also with a nautical theme. The shoulder bags were designed to look like mini lifebuoys, with a classy and fashionable vibe. The captain of the ship also played a role in the show. He was bearded shipmaster who was waving from the deck in a company of Chanel Fashion Studio Director Virginie Viard. The inspiration behind his Cruise collection Lagerfeld explained it with the general feeling when you see a boat. It reminds you of a departure, sometimes loss. The ocean liners were the one who brought out the strongest inspiration because as a kid, he would find old ship’s menus in the attic. Those belonged to the ships his parents sailed. The remark he made was that he liked those boats from back in the time, not today’s big cruise ships. In despair to find the proper cruise ship and sail from St.Tropez, he decided to take the matter into his own hands and design his own boat and a collection with it along. His romantic side was transferred onto lots of dresses, sporty pieces in blue, scarves, and silver decorations. They all looked like classic Chanel pieces and at the end maybe that might have been the secret goal too.