CHANEL SPRING 2022 COUTURE: THE CONSTRUCTIVIST FASHION POINT OF VIEW

Having brand ambassador and former competitive rider Charlotte Casiraghi riding a horse across a recyclable set designed by artist Xavier Veilhan, the latest CHANEL Couture show started with a promising bang, evoking all those elements the House is known and adored for: the effortless glam, the mystery, the upscale lifestyle attitude, and the luxurious ambience each show is bound to immerse you in, as long as you are willing to open up to the brand’s captivating codes. This time, Virginie Viard’s vision entailed a retrospective inspiration drawn from the roaring ‘20s. As the artistic director herself put it: “I was inspired by the ’20s a little—the feathers, the fringe, the feminine side of the Constructivists, the girl inside!”

Although the collection is a tribute to spring and summer, it is rich with embroideries and seemingly heavy structures, while managing to remain light and breezy. Tweed suits with “unorthodox” leg-revealing skirts and trousers, chiffon and organza dresses, satin evening dresses, sequins and ostrich feathers, checked coat dresses, geometric motifs, feathered slipdresses and A-line tunics form a stylish mood board that alludes to both everyday life and the realm of cinematic dreams. The artisans’ work is visible in this collection too: the handwoven tweeds, the feather and fabric flowers and the assembled pieces of net and tulle attest to a fashion culture of hard work with artistic quality.

The Gatsby mood intertwines with the modern setting and Viard’s conceptual freshness and together they bring CHANEL’s heritage one step closer to the future. And the fashion beat goes on.

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