Chanel's SS16 show invitation said "Chanel Airways", and as expected, thanks to the huge clue on the invite, Karl Lagerfeld transformed Chanel's Grand Palais show space into an airport terminal with a fictional name called Aeroport Paris Cambon. I can't help but wonder if Karl is running out of ideas, with regards to the runway setup because the first thing that came to mind was the Chanel Cruise 2007-8 show held in an airplane hangar. Hmm...
To match this airport theme, there were sandals embellished with flashing runway landing-lights at the soles, cashmere sweaters, crystal-embellished tops and jackets, herringbone jackets, tracksuits separates with airplane, grid and geometric motifs. The colour palette was made up of the French Tricolore, bright watercolour-like hues, and some metallics thrown into the mix.
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As for the bags, the most distinct airport vibe came from the wheelie suitcases that the models brought with them down the runway, some stacked with other Chanel bags in such a way that it really resembles a traveller on-the-go. And then there was also the slightly bulky multi-pocket bag could be your perfect travel companion, especially if it's an overnight trip. The cutest of all was the mini wheelie bag, with a retractable handle detail and all, that was worn cross-body.
In short, while I love the colour palette, this wasn't a collection that blew my socks off.
Images via Vogue Runway