May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Salzburg, Austria: This Pre-Fall Metiers d’Art show was one that sat very close to Karl Lagerfeld’s heart – complete with his own likeness of being in Hudson Kroenig – dressed in Tyrolean Lederhosen. With a fairytale backdrop and glowing candlelight completing the atmosphere, models glided through the Rococo palace of Salzberg in interpretations of Chanel’s little jacket, (it was at the Mittershill hotel that Chanel found inspiration for the 4 pocket jacket worn by the lift operator ) capelet jackets adorned with sumptuous braids, exotic feathers and needlepoint flowers – the same details applied to sweaters, coats and jackets. Tailored flannel trousers with braided stripes were matched with shearlings sparkling with gold or silver. The eveningwear – each piece a work of art was embroidered with butterflies and feathers delicately placed on pale blue chiffon while puffed elaborate sleeves added a romantic touch to tiered satin dresses. “I like the spirit,” the designer said. “I don’t want to do anything folkloric. This is more of a fantasy. It has to be modern, it has to be right for today, the proportions, everything.” – Lizzy Bowring
Key Items: Capelets / Frogged jackets / Jeans / Suede shorts / Evening dresses / Leggings suede / Tiered ruffled dresses / Turtlenecks / Trousers with side seam stripes / cabled sweaters / Dirndl skirt / Sweater dress / Long sweeping coats
Color: Loden Green / Black / Pale blue / Ivory / Red / Kelly green / Grey / Cobalt
Materials + Trim: Lace / Leather / Suede / Denim / Chiffon / Crystal flowers / Boiled wool / Taffetta / Flannel / Exotic feathers / Embroidery / Braiding / Ribbons
Print + Pattern: Tyrolean folkloric florals / Birds / Edelweiss
Accessories + Footwear: Feathered hats / Knee and thigh-high lace-up boots / Braided ear muffs / Over-the-knee socks / Embroidered shoulder bags / Extravagant jeweled neclaces
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