|Chanel Barcode Collection|
Thursday, March 6, 2014
At Chanel fall-winter 2014/15 show , designer Karl Lagerfeld out did himself once again by recreating an entire supermarket inside the gigantic main hall of the Grand Palais. He had it all: a fruits and vegetable section, canned goods, a liquor aisle, and a home improvement department. It was an ode to consumerism at its most luxurious. Lagerfeld expanded on the sporty casual vibe that the shapely ensembles originally hinted at by giving the collection another layer of urban cool via slouchy trousers, hole filled workout knitwear, iridescent leggings and some patent leather drawstring shorts worn over trackpants in the same material. A vibrant abstract print filled with different coloured shapes, which was used as lining on coats or printed on shirts, also has a youthful dynamism to it. While at the same time it echoed the bright packaging that framed the catwalk.