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October 4, 2012

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Photo courtesy of Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld has had impressive sets each season and when you think that you’ve seen it all, he brings wind turbines and solar panels (as the flooring) to the Grand Palais in Paris. Inspired by light and air, these themes were evident in the volume (big rounded shoulders juxtaposed with cropped bolero jackets) and textures of the clothing (chiffon and mesh).

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Apparel wise, this was one of my favorite apparel collections I’ve seen in a long time. It’s interesting because Karl Lagerfeld stripped away many of the Chanel signatures like the chains, the buttons and the braid trim yet the collection was quintessentially Chanel. Instead, Karl Lagerfeld focused on Coco Chanel’s iconic pearls (and a bit of matelasse for good measure). He made pearls modern by enlarging them and grouping them in large clusters. I especially loved the large pearls on the clothing – especially that denim dress! Lagerfeld closed the collection with spring-appropriate dressed with floral appliques made from plastic petals.

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection

I loved this collection and can’t wait for some of the accessories to hit shelves. The collection looks so grand set amongst the wind turbines it must have looked so amazing in person!

All images from Style.com unless otherwise indicated.

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