The season’s haute couture collection from Chanel
For this autumn-winter collection the cut is defined by a sleek, pure silhouette. Bevelled or angular cut shoulders, held with stitches create a “standing up” effect, framing a flat profile without any padding. The 3/4 length sleeves answer the 7/8 turn-ups hems of the culottes and wide-cut trousers worn over draped leather thigh boots. The tweed jackets highlight the waist with protruding pockets on the hips. Coat dresses and jacket dresses in tweed form games of trompel’oeil. An ethereal hairstyle tied back with a grosgrain headband further enhances and blurs these strict and geometric shapes.
The same refinement is reflected in the treatment of colour. Autumnal shades – browns, marron glacé, oranges, beige and greys – are nuanced and enriched with a palette of pinks, blacks and whites as block colours or woven in duos.