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Chanel Couture SS16: An Ecological Japanese Journey

Feb 2, 2016

Karl Lagerfeld builds a piece of Japan in Paris for the Chanel Couture Collection for the spring and summer 2016.

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Text by Silvano Mendes
Photography by Olivier Saillant

After taking around the world for the Métiers d’Art collection, Chanel‘s Karl Lagerfeld decided to build a small piece of Japan in Paris to celebrate nature on the Chanel Couture Collection for spring and summer 2016.

A Japanese-style wooden building, from which models emerged to wander serenely through a grassy garden was the atmosphere created for the Kaiser to present de collection. We almost forget that we are in Paris.

On the catwalk lightweight materials and natural colours define this springtime wardrobe. “Gabrielle Chanel was the Queen of Beige,” states Lagerfeld to explain the large palette of beiges on the stage.

All elements, like the wooden seating, were recyclable. Maybe an ecological trend (again) in fashion and luxury world? •

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