index
Show Report

Show Report: Chanel S/S 13 Haute Couture

by Stephanie LaCava on 22 January 2013

Stephanie LaCava reports on the Chanel S/S 13 haute couture show.

Stephanie LaCava reports on the Chanel S/S 13 haute couture show.

There are no ice princesses this season. Everyone's keeping warm by covering up with illusion stockings and shoes. First, Dior's jaunty flamingo bright bird feet, now Chanel's lace legs. While Simons showed contrasting colours beneath dresses, Lagerfeld chose texture in white, black or navy with a cap toes or without any toe at all.The latter were underneath more prim, standard ladylike tweeds separates or knee length dresses. Some looks had silver, space stockings, also worn from wrist to elbow. Every girl had a shock of frou in her hair pinned to the right side of her head.

It sounds obvious, but it was true that the 'pants' added a modernity to the first half of the show. Dior showed pants last season, and now Atelier Versace does pinstripes and Giambattista Valli does trousers underneath pillowy dresses, though it's not so simple as pants equal modern equals no more questioning the relevancy of couture. No. It's just another silhouette, perfect for now, but the reasoning not so banal. Chanel's later looks were everything that can be expected and loved, three dimensional flowers of all kinds, in particular the big red anemones on navy. Then, there were the twin brides with little one in tow. Again, don't say it's the 'modern family'. It's just girls looking great, keeping in sentiment with the rest of the show. Couture's about atmosphere and beauty, no need to analyse.

Explore

Show Report

Show Report: Chanel S/S 13 Womenswear

02 October 2012
Stephanie LaCava reports on the Chanel S/S 13 womenswear show.
Live Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion: Chanel S/S 13 Haute Couture

22 January 2013
Lou Stoppard, Judith Clark, Richard Gray and Shonagh Marshall discuss the Chanel S/S 13 haute couture collection.
Show Report

Show Report: Armani Privé S/S 13 Haute Couture

22 January 2013
Stephanie LaCava reports on the Armani Privé S/S 13 haute couture show.
Back to top