Chanel Fall Haute Couture – Set against a futuristic skyline fit for a science fiction flick, Chanel’s fall 2013 haute couture show presented a marriage between classic and future style. Chanel couture show, titled “The Old World and the New World,” was all about contrasting the grimy, dilapidated present with a gleaming future full of impeccable models.
For autumn, the Chanel woman dons a low-slung belt with her grid-like and striped patterned dresses. Lagerfeld offered many layers for the haute couture season; showcasing models wearing demure dresses worn over pants or even longer skirts. Thigh high suede boots,what appeared to be some combination of leggings and/or very tight thigh-high boots were actually held up by garters, Karl is calling them “stocking shoes,” a more angular take on the classic porkpie hat and sci-fi inspired metalwork were the key accessories of the season.
Models emerged from this utopian backdrop in stiff, futuristic version of Chanel staples like tailored jackets and long prim dresses, rendered in reflective silver and white fabrics. The prints were pixellated and geometric, while hairdos and hats were square-shaped. The future, according to Karl, is shiny and clean and full of right angles.