Chanel Fall/Winter 2016/17
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Front row only - said the invitation to Chanel RTW Fall/Winter 2016/17 show. And it really was - front row only.
Photos by GIovanni Giannoni/WWD
The collection was presented in the Grand Palais during Paris Fashion Week. The runway set up was as a block of streets and the sidewalks were front row only gold ballroom chairs.
The show was opened with pink tweed cropped jacked over a sleek dress with front pockets. With the first look we were able to see the classic Chanel silhouette, their well-known tweed outfits and modest yet statement knee length dresses.
The show was (as Vogue says) a fashion dream come true. Front row, arm reach distance to the models, availability to instagram every look, and yet feel special as the celebrities, Karl Lagerfeld's friends and the deep pocketed fashion elite.
The collection presented variety of looks, all of them decent and shaped with the remarkable Coco Chanel's vision of the woman's silhouette. Yet the classic Chanel look was modernized for the women of today.
The outfits were sporty yet elegant even when paired with the flat footwear.
The whole collection presented really ready-to-wear outfits, inevitable tweed jackets and knee length skirts, romantic white chiffon dresses and spiced up leather versions of the jackets and skirts.
Pearls were (of course) worn over pretty much everything; from the tweed jackets and dresses to the little black dresses, graphic coats, one shoulder blouses and ponchos.
We were lucky enough to even see a Chanel version of a trench coat, which was tweaked and turned as Chanel as it could get.
Take a look of the whole runway show below.