Chaos At Chanel Centre : Hello I'm Clo

Hello I'm Clo!

Today I'm writing about the Chanel Ready To Wear catwalk show that went down yesterday during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France.

This blog post is more about the set up and Karl rather than the clothes! 

Karl Lagerfeld brings it. From art instillation concepts to high end dinner partie,s this iconic fashion figure knows how to put on a show. This Autumn/ Winter Ready To Wear Chanel 14 collection was no exception. Based in a supermarket which included Chanel branded catfood, brooms and other household goods the models; including Cara Delevingne and Kendal Jenner strutted their stuff amongst the isles along with custom Chanel baskets, using the design house's trademark chains as handles and as adornments.

I was completely captivated by the setting, backdrop and concept. Combining high end fashion pieces into budget brand surrounding. It's a contradiction and in many ways borderline pathetic fallacy.

Shows like this really do stand the talk of time, they're memorable, distinctive and timeless.

 This is what Vogue had to say about it!

 "NEVER have so many women been so delighted to walk into a grocery store. Well, a Chanel Shopping Centre to be exact. This morning, at god only knows what cost, Karl Lagerfeld had magically transformed the Grand Palais into a full-scale supermarket - his shelf stackers must have been working all night.
Amongst shouty discount posters and aisle signs for easy product navigation, here was Chanel-branded everything, from door mats, to Pringles, to Coco Pops, to bath salts - everything, even, an entire DIY aisle of hard hats, high-vis vests, paint pots, and chainsaws. Half-filled plastic trolleys were dotted about as awe-struck guests meandered their way through to their seats.
To the sound of glossy pop, Lady Gaga and remixes of Rihanna, models, carrying shopping baskets made of Chanel chains, or the quilted leather classic, which had been vacuum-packed as though it were a pack of lamb chops, strode out browsing the shelves before congregating in groups of twos or threes, helping one another with purchases, picking up a mop here, a box of cereal there, filling those abandoned trolleys and pushing them about. It was a typical supermarket scene, just with fabulously turned-out shoppers.
Candy-coloured tweed suiting came layered over purple glittery tops and metallic jeans. Elsewhere, tissue-thin leather tracksuit trousers were partnered up with sporty quilted cropped jackets, all set off with sneakers - some extending to boots - padlock necklaces or multi-strand pearls and full ponytails streaming in tweed rags. It was a youthful mash-up of desirables, women from 18 to 80 will find something to fall in love with.
A tannoy announcement came out overhead: "The shopping centre will be closing shortly, please help yourself to the complimentary fruit and veg and please come again." The only sour note happened after: a fashion frenzy smash and grab. It was the most undignified of scrums where even several esteemed editors thought it appropriate to loot. Temptation and desire is one thing, greed, another. "
- Vogue

 My favorite item of clothing was without a doubt the yellow pea coat!
It's bright, not in my colour but amazing for someone who can pull off a yellow number! I love the inner lining print and the way the headphone feature in the overall look and giving it that inner city edge.

I also particularly like the concept of trainers being 'In' as let's face it ladies, it makes like an awful lot easier!

Although the background appeared budget (I bet the bill was humongous! ) the placement of people and products in certain places was not. Just look at this man, adding a little luxe to his lady by carrying her bags. An obvious nod to hierarchy and Parisian culture.


What did you think of the collection and set up!? Let me know in the comments below.
Speak tomorrow,
Love you lots,

Clo :- ))

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