When chic is not enough, luxurious is mildly put and diverse equals to saying nothing at all, we deal with a Chanel line. This formula proved to be true once more, as we saw the dumbfounding Chanel pre-fall 2014 collection presented during Chanel’s Métiers d’Art Show in Dallas. This line carries a very specific predisposition, presented as the Texas inspiration, which gave birth to a creatively unique mishmash of the French chic and luxury with the wild and free Texas ideology. “I love Dallas. I love Texans. They are the nicest of people,” Lagerfeld said about the inspiration to Dallas News. “Texas is wild, but I made it more romantic.”
Actually, the Chanel Dallas pre-fall 2014 collection show encompassed many curious parts. The first one might probably be the impressive and touching screening of Chanel short new film “The Return” directed and shot by Lagerfeld, which tells about Chanel’s return to business starring Geraldine Chaplin. The 74 luxurious vintage cars for the guests Lagerfeld presented for the show were just another aspect of the Chanel extravaganza.
However, the top stunning part was left for the runway show, during which a super generous amount of pieces were introduced, encompassing a lavish diversity of tweed suits with skirts and palazzo resembling relaxed Texas pants, at times replaced by leather jacket options, some combos of classy sporty jackets with skinny pants having the fringed elements as reminders of the cowboy inspiration, while the colors in case of all these pieces remained between the shades of sand yellow for pants and skirts, some plays of black with cream, and a bit of camel touches. The super impressive shift to Indian inspirations created with fluffy silhouettes of tops with elongated skirts and adorned with such details as feathers, fringes, and cowboy gloves come next.
The peculiarly matched and altered handbags of Chanel are another descriptive and absolutely wanna-have aspect of the Chanel Dallas pre-fall 2014 collection. Coming to the leather pieces, we may notice them with the shapes of skinny pants, jackets, and top as well, put on brownish and black backgrounds. Also we can note the very specific design patterns, which have been introduced with sweaters, skirts, and other garments, too. This is just another solution for bringing in some reminders of the primary influence of this collection.
The spectacular usage of ponchos, followed by extra-fluffy, furry, and ruffled silhouettes are the next characteristic aspect of the pieces. Coming to more elegant and classy options, we can’t leave out the stunning dresses, either, which have very resourcefully worked out solutions, combining the typical Chanel chic with the prairie inspiration, giving birth to some delicate and body-con silhouettes.
The considerable amount of denim also used for creating the final part of the Chanel Dallas pre-fall 2014 collection appeared to be the bases for an array of pants, A-line skirts, jumper dresses, and tops, which are combined with some ruffled details for tops, at times having delicate pure white shades, finally finished up with some transparency plays, glittery motives like beads and sequins, velvet body-flattering shapes and fluttery chiffon silhouettes put as floor length full dresses and skirts.
Thus, what we have as Chanel looks this time can be described as just another masterpiece of the creative and sophisticated work by Karl Lagerfeld. The Texas inspiration definitely has its significance for the French chic as Chanel implies!
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