Do you remember the 1990s classic game show “Supermarket Sweep?” Because Karl Lagerfeld created the ultimate Chanel marketplace in The Grand Palais transforming the space to feature every possible product found in the modern supermarket with the Chanel brand and logo on every box, canister and package. I wouldn’t expect any less from Chanel. However, the juxtaposition between supermarkets that offers bargains to customers is far from Chanel, which is one of the most expensive and luxurious brands in the world. And honestly, that probably never offer deals and discounts on their goods, because Lagerfeld creates the most desirable clothing, shoes, and accessories.
For Fall/Winter 2014, the Chanel woman was continuing her exploration of sneakers, which first debuted during the Spring/Summer 2014 Haute Couture collection the month before. Why not a sneaker? Who wears a high heel to the market? Along with sneakers there were also flat boots with embellishments. The classic Chanel quilted bags were smaller. Another unique accessories featured in the show were large padlocks with tweed on them to match the model’s outfits. What an inventive way to utilize tweeds.
Cara Delevingne, one of Lagerfeld’s muses opened the collection in a cropped and holey pink top and pants with a large, oversized tweed coat. Cropped tops and matching pants/legging were featured throughout along with beautifully tailored tweed suits. Chanel is truly able to design for the ageless woman. Not to mention the usage of color has been refreshing, who needed all black and white. It’s winter! We need color to perk us up throughout all the winter blizzards.
Overall I think Lagerfeld created an exciting collection that only showed its love of tailoring and edginess.