Chanel 2013 Cruise Collection – A great jump into the 18th century
Cruise collections aren’t a new concept in fashion industry but these kind of collections are being launched more than ever. The term, cruise collection, refers to the kind of clothing that people can wear between Spring and Summer. Initially, the collection was destined to supply millionaires’ necessities who traveled by cruise to tropical destinations in order to avoid the winter in their places. For that reason, it was common to see navy designs.
Now, the cruise collections have turned into something more exclusive, more elaborated and chic, however, they continue including navy style and its target is the same.
The most prestigious designers have been inspired on 50s to create their lines for this 2012 but now, Karl Lagarfeld, the designer of Chanel, has given a big jump into history. He has landed in the 18th century.
As always happens with this brand, Karl Lagarfeld has given one step ahead of his colleagues and has launched a very innovative cruise collection for 2013 that has left impressed all experts in fashion.
Chanel 2013 Cruise Collection was exhibited in the emblematic Palace of Versailles, a perfect place to move us into the 18th century. The collection is inspired on the court of Louis XIV of France and the models has an evident influence of Marie Antoinette, one of the most famous and controversial guests of this palace.
Lagarfeld brings back all the spirit during that time through his designs, but he has re-interpreted the Louis XIV style by incorporating the latest trends in 2012, even he has made a combination with urban style. Maire Antoinette was full of character and this is the main feature in this Chanel 2013 Cruise Collection.
We can find all typical styles into this century, which are: knickerbockers, petticoats, a lot of lace, corsets, parasisal hats, and feather dresses. Pastel colors and denim were the main characters in the runway in France as well as short wigs in black or pastel tones too. Chanel has designed many rococo styles but the fashion house also included a simple line like you can see it in the picture above. Look at, for example, the romantic floral print dress. It’s really awesome!
Definitively, these kind of challenges are the things with Karl Lagarfeld likes to deal with; opulence and simplicity at the same time. It sounds strange but this Cruise collection makes possible. We can see as elegance as rebelliousness in one single collection. Just like it was Maire Antoinette.
Talking about swimwear, Chanel proposes trikinis with lace or tulle for going to the beach. We can see some designs in pastel colors like blue sky and some others in black or white.
The proposal for men includes pirate capris, tail coats and fitted jackets in a sporting style. Chanel had two of the most well-recognized men models of the momen in the runwayt: Brad Kroenig and Jon Kortajarena.
Those capris and some other shorts and creepers shoes (picture below) make us remember 90s style.
Two different periods in one and luxury collection that have eclipsed to all attendants at the Palace of Versailles. Enjoy it like we did!
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