Paris Fashion Week: Karl Lagerfeld Makes Waves With His Oceanic Chanel Show

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Chanel rounded up the final Paris Fashion Week dates 2018, with a show that can only be described as spectacular.

French luxury brand Chanel rounded up the final Paris Fashion Week dates 2018, with a show that can only be described as — spectacular.

As always, Karl Lagerfeld, the head creative director at Chanel, created an over-the-top runway for his spring summer collection.

He transformed Paris's Grand Palais into Chanel By The Sea — a sandy beach with gushing ocean water and wait for it... its very own lifeguards.

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Models were seen walking down half the runway barefoot with their shoes in their hands as they strutted down a sandy runway. In fact, model Luna Bijl who opened the show wearing two Chanel handbags criss-crossed together, pretty much set the tone for what was to come out way. 

On their official Instagram page, Chanel described her opening act and the concept of the show as well.

"Luna Bijl opened the #CHANELSpringSummer 2019 show yesterday in Paris wearing an emblematic look of the collection: a sequin-embroidered tweed suit with two bags crossing on each hip for a new way of being worn, along with CHA-NEL accessories," they posted.  

 
 
 
 
 
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Chanel By The Sea: You'll Want To Live On This Beach

As for the collection, Lagerfeld did not disappoint (as per usual). Models walked the runway in pastels and beige and the occasional black.

There were oversized bags (the ones you could actually take in your bag), ready-to-wear swimsuits and lots of Chanel logos in the form of bags, belts as well as tops and cardigans. 

Models also donned lace pants, mini skirts, gloves,  colourful sundresses, and the classic Chanel tweed and suits that were clearly reinvented to suit the more relaxed beach ambiance. 

 
 
 
 
 
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The brand also had a lot to offer to its millennial logo-obsessed crowd. It gave its seal of approval of 90s biker shorts. Logo infused bike shorts made their appearance on the runway, along with matching cardigans. 

As far as accessories are concerned, pastel coloured-bags (model carried not one, but two together) and sandals made the cut. So did an array of colourful bags and a whole lot of chunky Chanel jewellery.

Once the show was over the 'more is more' mantra was heard amongst the fashion crowd and it is likely that it will be followed in the coming months too. 

While the collection was spectacular and one would want everything, we can't afford it. So if you are an aspirational millennial, how do you get your money's worth from a Chanel bag, for instance? 

Luxury On A Budget: How To Get Your Money's Worth 

As we shared in our previous article, all designer handbags are ‘investment pieces.’ They can last you through years of wardrobe changes and crises. In fact, a well-chosen handbag has the potential of becoming a family heirloom.

So when it comes to an investment piece like the Chanel Classic Flap Bag, (S$7,430) if you wear this gorgeous piece of beauty four times a week for two years, your per use value comes down to S$ 17.86. Worth the investment, isn’t it?

Also read: How to snag designer handbags for reasonable prices in Singapore

Written by

Deepshikha Punj