The new Chanel catwalk 2022/2023 took place in Dakar/Senegal. A location and collection that surprises me. Lots of denim,tiger prints and leather. Beautiful? Well, in my opinion the least beautiful collection so far.
And then the location? Do they really have to go on a plane to Senegal? What is this message to the world? Don't worry about CO2 emissions, we, couture-houses, will continue to 'fly in' all models/personnel/press to faraway places. In my opinion it's the moral duty of a trendsetter to set a sustainable example, as a message against waste, pollution and social inequality.
Anyway, the good news: The jackets remain classics and we also see beautiful green Bouclé fabrics. And the models represent a great diversity. Bravo!
What do you think of the new Chanel Couture collection? Judge yourself:
Introduced by Dimitri Chamblas’ choreographies and the harmonies of singer Obree Daman and his choralists, the 2022/23 Métiers d'art CHANEL – DAKAR show was held against the majestic backdrop of Dakar’s former Palais de Justice, with its rhythmic columns and sunlit inner garden. The collection celebrates the spirit of the 1970s with silhouettes with vibrating colours and richly ornate embroideries of beads and sequins, textured tweeds and floral motives. Silhouettes are finessed with beaded sautoirs layered with sparkling pendants and bold belt buckles adorned with Mademoiselle Chanel’s lion.