PFW: Chanel Autumn/Winter 2010

This show took place on top of a newly created, faux iceberg, which set the arctic theme of the show. If it wasn’t for this created surrounding, it would be harder to imagine how these clothes could work - bulky faux fur was on everything - some reminiscent of Yeti or monkey costumes. Karl worked his magic, surprisingly using faux fur to create these monkey like suits - and there was also furry boots, jackets - everything was covered in it.

He also did his usual spin on the classic Chanel matching twin set - this time lengthening the skirt, cropping the sleeves and adding some new details - but basically the same as usual.
The highlights of the show were undoubtedly the huge fur pieces - some worn by Baptiste Giabiconi, as he walked on the created iceberg catwalk dressed up like a huge bear with a human head.

The knitwear from the collection is also worthy of note but has probably been overlooked thanks to the extravagant fur pieces. The knitwear was innovative, with again a bulky feel - huge funnel style scarves which were ridged on the models necks and giant capes/ponchos in dirty grey which were teamed with matching patchwork skirts.

This was a really outstanding collection and although some of the pieces will be quite impossible to wear when these pieces hit the shelves, it was a completely exquisite collection which showed Karl Lagerfeld’s staggering ability to design, as well as the scope of his imagination.

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