Chanel’s La Modernité de l’Antiquité collection puts a modern spin on ancient Grecian style, with a bust of Venus sitting atop a mantle in Coco Chanel’s Rue Cambon apartment serving as Karl Lagerfeld’s muse. Unifying the looks are column-heeled gladiator sandals in bright teal and orange.
Utility jackets and chunky knits were seen at Dior’s Resort show in Calabasas, California, with artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri inspired by the cave paintings in the Lascaux cave as well as by monsieur Christian Dior’s 1951 Ovale collection. Chiuri’s portrayal of the cave paintings were blown up and printed on silk dresses, dyed in rust and tan and featuring square necklines and corseted bodices.
Miuccia Prada’s goal for the label’s latest collection was to take a modernist approach. Black nylon, usually seen on backpacks and purses, was used to make sportswear while the more delicate pastel-hued tops, pants, and dresses were printed with James Jean’s illustrations of rabbits and lilies.
Nicolas Ghesquière took inspiration from Japanese culture for Louis Vuitton’s latest cruise collection, partnering with Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto. The models, sporting Kabuki makeup, walked down the runway in layered garments of various prints and textures, though the true standouts of the collection were the sequined dresses with illustrations of samurais.