Chanel has us chasing waterfalls for a refreshing Spring collection

Set at the Grand Palais, Karl Lagerfeld presented the Chanel Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear collection within a décor of rocks and water evoking the Gorges du Verdon, a famous canyon located in the south of France.

From Lurex tweed to crushed-smooth silk, from chiffon to lace and the richly embroidered drops of water, the collection played with materials.  Leather was mixed with tweed on bra tops and mini-skirts, tweed patchworks swathe dresses in bold colours.

Contrasting strict and supple, short and long. Strapless chiffon sheath dresses with parquet pleating were finished with diaphanous coquillé flounces. A call to lightness and softness was illustrated by the dresses in crushed, frayed lace or in pleated silk. Dresses in waffled chiffon were embroidered with crystal pendants accompanying dresses with pleats, and others in ribbons and mesh with flounced sleeves that undulate like waves.

The collection included iridescent rainbow palette, scintillating gold and silver echoing the reflections of the sun and the moon on the water’s surface, hazy aqua prints in blue and white, luxuriant greens, delicate pinks and vibrant shades imbued with the energy of nature.

Karl Lagerfeld accessorised the models with little wide-brim hats, capes, fingerless gloves, rainboots and thigh boots in transparent plastic. The water drop earrings were accompanied by sautoirs and necklaces of crystalline beads. The quilted shoppers in transparent PVC carry leather clutches and small rain capes served as trench coats for all bags.

Go backstage and discover the iridescent aquatic-infused collection embodying nature .