The Chanel Pre-Fall 2020/2021 Collection, by Virginie Viard, is shown at Château de Chenonceau / Le Château des Dames - France) Filmed by: Alex Arcoleo - Glowing Moon / Headphones In, Anton Flanders - Blaze. A beautiful collection in a surprising setting.
Chanel - timeless allure!
This collection breathes Chanel, Chanel and again Chanel. You don't have to use a magnifying glass to notice it is all created by the fashion house Chanel. Coco Chanel would be proud because many designs and the essence of Chanel is strongly present and has been translated to these modern times.
Black and white & colors
The colors black, white and gray (anthracite) clearly dominate the show, translated into beautiful Bouclé jackets and checkered fabrics for skirts, Pied-de-poule fabrics for jackets and suits. In addition, we see beige, soft pink, jeans blue, a single color ocher-yellow, orange (brique) and peacock-blue. But the black and white tones dominate the entire collection.
The season offers an infinity of possible fabrics. After all, it is an intermediate season and the days are always either warm or cold. This reflects the collection. From warm Bouclé fabrics to almost transparent chiffon. The leather look or real leather fabrics are striking and strong. These are deep black and show very tough and strong. There is also a lot of spandex for leggings. We are a little less enthusiastic about these leggings. The Bouclé fabrics vary in look: from a sleeveless jacket (for warm days) to a complete Bouclé outfit including a warm long coat.
In the collection you notice all the work behind the scenes. A complete crochet dress, lots of embroidery and detailed finishes that are undoubtedly made by hand. See the video: Chanel documentary - Chanel journal of a collection.
Variations in style
The beautiful details in terms of fabric and accessories are genius. We see many small bags, striking belts and jewelery in the form of hairpieces, earrings, a few hats and necklaces. This ensures, among other things, that there is a lot of variation in style. The styles are baroque, hippies, retro, casual and business. Some black long coats can even pass as Gothic-style. We think the long dresses, long coats and flowing fabrics are beautiful and very feminine. After all, in times of (corona) crisis, many fabrics are always used in clothing to create a feeling of luxury and well being.
It is a wonderful collection and ewe like the vararity of different styles. We are curious what eventually will be spotted on the streets. The collection is easily translated for the mainstream public. By the way, we miss the facemasks and we will skip the leggings...