After a Chanel airport in Spring 2016 show, a data center in Spring 2017 show, we’re seeing an obvious yet shockingly amazing progression to a Chanel rocket launch site or “Centre de Lancement N°5”. The runway snaked its path around a huge white rocket replete with smoke-emitting nozzles (wait for the ending) and a larger-than-life Chanel logo!
The looks, needless to say, were themed around what I can call “astronaut fashion”, which has never been a thing, but it is now. Space-suit inspired high round necklines were given to the signature Chanel skirt-suits and dresses. Lots of metallic silver was added to all the outfits for that space-y look.
I did want to jot down details about my favorite looks while watching the show, but the sheer amount of detailing that always goes into Chanel outfits makes it near impossible to take my eyes off even for half a minute!
Accessories were aplenty and very noteworthy. Embellished bandanna-like headbands, silver fingerless gloves to match silver boots paired with shimmery tights (yes, they’re gonna be in trend even next year!) and arm-warmers. And then there were fringed round bags, totes or large clutches. Jewelry was of many different types, chokers, multi-string pearl necklaces, stacked or pendant necklaces paired with pearl bracelets and rings. Mirror and oversized sunglasses were seen too. Plus convertible sunglasses.
The shimmer created the dynamism – it was in everything that moved – accesories, shoes, sleeves and even in the dresses, created with metallic thread, glitter or sequins. Other separates included jackets, flared pants and coats. Most of the looks were two-tone or monochromatic. Layering was done with arm-warmers or collared shirts.
The beauty looks were glam – hair pulled back with a poof with the headbands, paired with a statement liner and reddish pink lip.
Chanel Fall Winter 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection: Gallery
Image Credits: Chanel.com
Chanel Fall Winter 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection: Video
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