So those of you who have read my Met Gala post would know that I’m a sucker for an Asian twist. Chanel’s 2016 Cruise Collection that debuted in Seoul was all that and a bag of chips.
The host country definitely offered Lagerfeld some fresh and fun inspiration, resulting in a collection where classic meets the sugary sweet contemporary style of Korean Pop.
High impact and captivating, Chanel’s shows invite you to join a world that has been masterfully created by Karl, and the 2016 cruise collection proved no different. The models adorned a modernised take on the popular Korean doe-eyed make up and sported braided basket-like hair, a nod to Korean tradition.
Karl manages to sprinkle traditional Korean culture throughout the collection in the patchwork, flared shapes and embroidery; while bringing on the K-Pop oomph the world has come to know and love. Think lace culottes, sheen and stunning embellishments.
My personal favourites were a heavily embellished jacket coupled with a sleek boot, sported by Soo Joo Park, and a full silhouetted empire dress in a beautiful pastel shade juxtaposed with a square cut flat as seen on Ji Hye Park; very much inspired by traditional Korean wedding dresses.
Images from: Style.com