Karl Lagerferld has brought back the denim handbags at Chanel. This isn’t the first time he has used the textile for the famed fashion house. He used it for both the most recent Resort collection as well as his Marie Atoinette inspired collection back in 2013. Then back in 2008, he dressed all the models in some baby blues in forms of bikinis and the classic jacket.
To continue his love for the fabric, the designer released three new handbags. From the classic flap that the fashion house is known for to the on-trend backpack, these are ready for you to have slung over your shoulders and wear in just like your favorite pair of jeans.
Karl Lagerfeld was spotted out in New York before attending the event for his collaboration with Melissa Shoes. The designer wore a pair of the Blondie Mid-Rise Slim-Leg Jeans in Black Sprayhead from his KARL collection.
Karl must have the same issue with his skinny jeans as I do. I rarely, if ever, see him in a pair that doesn’t have the bottom split. That is the main reason why I prefer ankle zips, to adjust how open I want the hem. Do you readers also have this issue? You can click here to purchase these jeans from Net-A-Porter for $249.
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The 2013 Chanel Resort collection walked at Versailles in Paris, France. It featured a ton of denim which Karl Lagerfeld hasn’t done in a while, not since the Spring 2008 collection. Unlike the Americana warm weather inspiration as the previous, this one was inspired by Marie Antoinette. One thing that they both have in common is sportswear.
When I first saw this collection, I thought the models looked like a rebellious sister of the Fall 2008 Couture collection. I also got more Teen Vogue than VOGUE with the looks because of the platform sneakers. All that aside, there were some great pieces separately. The trousers above would have to be my favorite. I just love the fit and detail around the pockets and waist. You can click through many of the looks below.
I can see the dreadlocks and head-wraps on the fashion elites on the magazines and streets now. Karl Lagerfeld has the ability to turn the unusual into something that all the fashion gals have got to have, i.e. creepers and flatforms.
For the Pre-Fall this year, Karl was inspired by Bombay, India. With the sense of layering and drapery of the clothing that is true to the former city. The looks were styled with tons of jewelry (headpieces, bangles, etc) that will make Nicole Richie swoon. Along with the gold lam├® leggings and layered trousers, Karl also featured the trend of the moment, velvet trousers. These weren’t the ordinary velvet ones that everyone else is doing. They have a bronzy, gold sheen to them when they hit the light. Though being so heavily inspired by Indian culture, there is still the soul of Chanel in each look. You can check out some of the looks below.