Instigator of this beautiful escapade, Virginie Viard writes a travel story untouched by time, as the whistle blows to signal the departure for joyful, sunnier climes for the presentation of the Chanel Resort 2020 collection.
Embroideries of flowers, sequined or cut from silk, tulle and rhodoid, compose a garden at the heart of which the camellia majestically blossoms. Comfort and functionality, a rightful simplicity and obvious elegance to come and go in, to travel in, to live in and to be oneself without hindrance.
Emblematic of a line that liberates gestures as much as the allure, the Chanel tweed jacket imposes its timeless modernity. Beneath the jackets, chiffon vests are embroidered with flowers, bandeau tops in poplin are fastened with a bow over the chest, bustiers shimmer with sequins and sparkling flowers.
The dresses are drawn out in the sophisticated simplicity of a brushstroke. An exquisite femininity highlighted by bias cuts, an asymmetric shoulder, wraparound panels, ethereal flounces or plunging necklines. Braids and bows in satin, white camellias worn as brooches, ladder lace like train tracks, ornate finishes reminiscent of bygone linens and removable Bertha collars in organdie all reinforce the charm. For evening, white and black aprons become sheath dresses with removable shirt collars, hemmed with the Chanel chain or embroidered with flowers.
Jewelry is added to silhouettes for both day and night: hoop and pendant earrings in metal are set with strass, bracelets have colored cabochons, and cuff bracelets are beaded, set with chains and leather, or come in resin and stones. As for the 11.12 bags, they adopt a patent quilted leather and tweed embroidered with flowers or are equipped with a handle. The CHANEL 19 bag comes in quilted jersey and the CHANEL 31 bag is back in faded denim.
Go backstage at the Chanel Resort 2020 runway show as Virginie Viard continues the story of Chanel and travel by delivering her own fresh, delicate vision.