Tuesday, January 25

Le Chanel Couture jean

After being surprisingly awed by Alexis Mabille, slightly disappointed by Christian Dior and half amazed and half baffled by Armani Privé it came as a relief that Kaiser Karl decided to go back to basics for his Chanel S/S11 Haute Couture collection. Putting aside how admirable it is that he has single-handedly designed a 66-look collection only weeks before his equally broad ready-to-wear line is due out, what I was most stunned by the subtlety of its richness. Most particularly by the jeans. It seems ever so wonderful and brilliant to me that a house such as Chanel would make the epitome of casual wear in a way that qualifies as Couture. Forget your Japanese denim, none other than Chanel's is better made. The light blue and pink wash and the button detailing at the bottom make them extremely timeless and classy but there is also a certain contemporary aspect to them. I'm definitely expecting Emmanuelle Alt and Géraldine Saglio, perhaps even Alexa Chung (and, oh lord, Anna Wintour in jeans?!) very soon!
I'm off.

[Pictures: Style.com]

1 comment:

María said...