#PFW: Chanel's Spring/Summer 18 Bags Report
4 October 2017

#PFW: Chanel’s Spring/Summer 18 Bags Report

The first thing that came to mind when I saw Chanel’s Spring/Summer 18 show set, was the TLC song, Waterfalls, especially the lines “Don’t go chasing waterfalls / Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to / I know that you’re gonna have it your way or nothing at all” … And Karl’s way it definitely is, just because he’s Uncle Karl, y’know?

The set for the #CHANELSpringSummer show 2018 at the Grand Palais. #PFW

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When we take the idea of waterfalls into context, it then makes sense why Karl designed so many bags of the plastic or *gasps* PVC variety, including a bag that came with its very own raincoat. Why, because they’re waterproof of course! Okay, well, not TOTALLY waterproof, but just that they repel water, and any contact with it wouldn’t ruin your bag in an instant.

After seeing all the images, you’d have noticed that it wasn’t just translucent bags in the collection because it also consisted of an the iridescent Boy, and glitzy bags completely covered in sequins for both day and evening, as well as quite a number of crystal-embellished minauderies. And now, you’re probably wondering, how this all ties in with the idea of waterfalls as its central theme, correct? Well, I think that for these, or well, in my opinion at least, we have to think of this in a less literal, but more conceptual and scientific manner, specifically, the combination of 3 processes: refraction, reflection and the dispersion of light, which results in the shimmering of light on any entire body of water. Yep, I’m talking about the instance when the water’s surface seems to glisten and sparkle, and sometimes, even appears to have an illusion of a rainbow effect when light hits it. At least, this is my interpretation of how Karl threads everything in the collection together. As for the crystal-embellished logo minaudière, the crystals are arranged in such a manner that it resembles the formation a cascading waterfall, don’t you think? 😉

Images via Vogue Runway