Chanel FW ‘12: Runway Recap
Beam me up Scotty, uh, I mean Karl. Someone has clearly been watching 80’s era Superman movies and General Hospital’s Ice Princess story line with Elizabeth Taylor. I think that this season’s collection was overwrought with the outer space, inter-galactic theme but there was still plenty to get excited about. As usual, the bags and shoes are outta this world. My favorite looks are above.
Sticking with an 80’s vibe, I like all the Cosby sweaters; it’s as if Lisa Bonet rifled through Bill’s closet for a funky art school teacher look.
I tend to prefer the unfussy skirt suits that can be worn with pants as an added bonus. It will be interesting to see if regular women will want to bulk up their bottoms by adding cropped trousers to their skirts. Still, I am very fond of this series of simple layered skirt silhouettes paired with or without the pants.
The coats with skinny trousers and this deconstructed coat and blazer with the bright orange panels were stand outs for me. I found it odd that these two pieces were the only ones that had this effect. I would have traded the crazy diamond applique series for more of this.
Please, let us pause for a minute to say how amazing the plate collars are!
Another set of stands-out are the strong shoulders. I think the coat and the dress above are remarkable for the structure and the feathery layers. The tuxedo trousers with the chiffon fringe are so fresh.
The jewelry and accessories are fantastic but I can’t be the only one who was thinking that a lot of the crystal embedded cuffs reminded me of Pamela Love. Am I right?
All full looks from NYMag.com and detail shots from Style.com