Oddly enough, after the traveling that Karl Lagerfeld has done with the Chanel label lately – the latest a parade through Havana, you would think his next homage to a destination would include a traveling runway. Yet this was not the case for his latest collection, entitled “The Modernity of Antiquity”, which offered a host of Grecian faire was cast against a backdrop of crumbling seaside ruins created as a replica of the Temple of Poseidon.
Lagerfeld walked a tight line between Coco’s classic tweed and the Grecian getaway with tunic shapes, frayed edging, gold coin embellishments and trimming, laurel leaves, and burlap.
The heavier looks were also tempered with lighter forms, like crepe toga dresses, detailed in corset belts, jersey knit maxis, and a few palazzo pants. These all gave the collection some major romantic movement that balanced the structured bouclé so well. Those light-as-air looks are pretty much perfect for the cruise season. So yes, please. More of that.
The mood of Coco’s classicism meets Mediterranean muse is not just a romantic vacay moment for the fashion house. It’s just as much a statement about culture as it is covet-worthy clothing for destination dreaming. Lagerfeld reminded us, “I’m suggesting going back to move forward. To create the future, you have to pay attention to the past.” The Chanel runway finished with some metallic moments in full Grecian goddess vibes. Stunning.