Chanel Resort 2015

Imagine every possible fabric, print or texture all in one collection and it’s 99% likely that you are thinking of the Chanel Resort 2015 collection.  Karl Lagerfeld really outdid himself this time with over 80 looks (yes, you read that right) sent down the runway in Dubai.

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Layers upon layers tweed, chiffon and lamé were piled on to models.  There were structured jackets, flowing skirts, dresses and loose-fitting pants that were cinched at the ankle.  Short sleeves were accompanied by a sheer longer sleeve underneath.  And it looks as though the pants-underneath-dresses/skirts trend is here to stay for a bit longer.

The beadwork and embroidery was intricate yet exploded on the clothing.  Oh, and no one has stopped talking about the accessories – a gas can bag, anyone?  While this may all seem a bit over-board, and maybe it was, Lagerfeld has kept us on our toes these last couple of collections (who could forget the western Texas/Paris collection?).  Maybe this is the world of Chanel changing from traditional to over-the-top wow-factor collections that become immediate trending topics on social media.  

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Yee-Haw! K. Stew for Chanel

Early images leaked of the much-anticipated (in a good or bad way, I’m not sure) Chanel ads featuring Karl Lagerfeld’s latest muse, Kristen Stewart.  Channeling some Paris-Dallas inspired looks and vibes, Stewart looked.. well, as emotionless as usual.  Maybe it’s just me but I think she resembles Karl Mr. Chanel himself (maybe it’s just the hair).   Either way – cornrows?  Really? In a CHANEL ad??? What. Is. Going. On?  I’m not a fan of these and I don’t think they really even look like anything Chanel would produce… but you be your own judge.

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The Colors of Spring RTW 2013

While details such as cut and length are big concerns when a new season is approaching, colors are also a major factor to bring into play.  The color spectrum for this upcoming season is truly all over the place and includes pastels as well as darker hues and even punchy shades.  As reported by Harper’s Bazaar, the big colors for this season are as follows.  Enjoy!

Turquoise (as seen at Rachel Zoe)

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White (as seen as Diane von Furstenberg)

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Emerald (as seen at Chanel)

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Chocolate (as seen at Elie Saab)

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Slate Blue (as seen at Giorgio Armani)

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Burgundy (as seen at Zac Posen)

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Icy Pink (as seen at Vivienne Westwood)

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Mustard Yellow (as seen at Tracy Reese)

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Coral (as seen at See by Chloe)

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Burnt Orange (as seen at Narciso Rodriguez)

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