Chanel Cruise Collection 2016

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.


DSC097CHA_2187 I found this collection exceptional, accessible, and absolutely engaging. What do you guys think?

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