Chanel goes to India.

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While so many designers corp. and independent alike are quick to travel to the places that their collections are inspired, Karl Lagerfeld had no desire to go to India. He feels “It’s much more inspiring not to go to places than to go.” This sounds a little odd, but it makes complete sense because it allows your imagination to travel to the right and the wrong corners of a destination with out being so literal. Let me start off by saying that I love this collection; I think it’s new, I think it’s refreshing and I think it’s outside of the normal Chanel box. You will still find the traditional Chanel tweeds, white accents in leather, wool, and silk, the Signature Chanel black toe shoe, and clean makeup with the smokey eye… Keeping true to the flavor of Chanel, but the accents are amped and twisted and taken to a far away dream land with hints and flavors of India. The Chanel smokey eye is more of a thick charcoal for obvious reasons, and the white accents are adorned as dhoti’s but worn over high leather boots and white leather pants. LOVE. There is a plethora of jewels and head pieces that really pull the collection together and give it a urethral and royal vibe that screams Indian princess. The thing that I admired most about this collection is that for Chanel it was almost under designed; a lot of the pieces flourish in rich silk fabrications but the detail is in silhouette not beading or lavish construction. This leaves room for more interpretation, however a bit of French royal did managed to poke it’s way through. [see mustard and pink ensemble] But who can blame Karl? This is Chanel after all.

xo ONIKAI*

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