Amazing Fall Winter Fashion. Chanel will always be timeless and like Coco Karl is an amazing designer.
For the Chanel Spring 2011 show, Karl took us to the grayscale gardens of the black and white move Last Year in Marienbad. For Fall-Winter 2011/2012, the gray gardens of spring were transformed to black, smoldering volcanic-like rock.
Models walked a wooden runway that ran a great length of the Grand Palais with smoke rising from beneath their feet with the images of scorched trees etched onto the backdrop. All this set to the backdrop of “Michel Gaubert’s thundering orchestral revision of the Cure’s seminal goth classic ‘A Forest’”. (Style.com) The backdrop and the music set the stage (pun intended) for the somber palette of the Fall-Winter collection.
Coco Chanel was heavily influenced by menswear but her collections, as well as Karl’s are usually very feminine. This time, the boy meets girl vibe of the show wasn’t very frilly at all. Stretch denim jeans paired with motorcycle boots and utility jumpsuits gave the collection a tough edge. Utility boots with attached wide, wool, slouchy cuffs gave all the looks an otherwise refined look a casual twist. Wide leg trousers with cuffs above the ankle paired with simple shoes was the most feminine take of the menswear inspired collection.
Watch the video: Channel Fall Winter 2011/2012
The Frozen Garden, Chanel Soundtrack by Thomas Roussel