14 hours ago | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
Request a demo to experience WGSN.
Jul 05, 2016
From Brit model Binx Walton in a tetris inspired Haute couture coat with full length evening gloves to Lineisy Montero in traditional Chanel embroidered check, but re-imagined in an oversized silhouette, Karl clearly had fun this season playing with dimensions, fabric and embellishment. It’s fitting then that this season’s theme and catwalk backdrop was a Chanel Atelier. The Parisian set was large and majestic, packed with all that one might find at an atelier, from ribbon to velvet, buttons and lace- showing the creations go from toile to finish.
Karl’s catwalk sets always make an impact but there was something very beautiful about this intimate work studio as a celebration of the art and tradition of fashion to create something that feels so modern and new. Since the house of Chanel has actually kept most of the Parisian ateliers in business, since the growth of fast fashion which saw a lot of these artisans and studios disappear, this feels like a very special, personal tribute to them.
Here are the catwalk looks that we loved the most, which pushed the limits of creativity.
LIKE THIS? Check out the key catwalk items you need to invest in now, here.
For global street style and catwalk reviews, join WGSN.
Know what’s next. Become a WGSN member today to benefit from our daily trend intelligence, retail analytics, consumer insights and bespoke consultancy services.