Spring/Summer 2017 Ready-to-Wear
October 04, 2016
"Intimate technology" is the theme of Karl Lagerfeld’s Spring-Summer 2017 Ready-To-Wear collection. In an ultra-technological world where daily life is increasingly dematerialized, this collection puts humans back at the center of everything. The collection is built on the concept of Data Center CHANEL. His vision celebrates a woman walking through kilometers of cables, metallic racks and computer cabinets: she is the very heart of the Data Center CHANEL — she who is the final word and the mistress of this digital universe. This season more than ever, with grace and tenderness, femininity takes control in a collection that allies the audacity of lingerie and the comfort of tweed.
The Spring-Summer 2017 CHANEL woman wears her babydoll and negligée in silk and lace. And over that she nonchalantly sports a tweed jacket with rounded shoulders, long sleeves and wide lapels, and a pair of culottes zipped at the front and back paired with a robot-clutch.
Explosions of color are everywhere over backgrounds of blue, red, yellow, pink, purple, black and navy, a mix of pastels and electric shades. This contemporary energy is equally diffused over caps in silk or tweed, sleek clutch bags in perforated silver leather, flat shoes with cross-over straps, and the big pendant necklaces that resemble ID badges, held on with a snap hook. This collection turns the spotlight on chic lingerie whose elegance contrasts fiercely with the reality of our automated world.