Karl Lagerfeld backs organic with a country theme for Chanel

October 8, 2009 by Maria Kaski · Leave a Comment 

Karl Lagerfeld designs a country themed collection for Chanel.
The fashionistas have flooded to Paris this week for what is arguably the most anticipated of all the fashion weeks. New York is sleek, London is directional, Milan is glamourous and Paris is high fashion at it’s most concentrated. Karl Lagerfeld’s latest collection for power-fashion-house, Chanel, took everyone by surprise with its agricultural, environmental references. Amiee Jones writes.
Lagerfeld’s creations are usually directed at the most conscientious of dressers. Three years ago, he dubbed canadian model, Daria Werbowy ‘the girl of the moment,’ his other muses including Keira Knightly, and most recently, Lily Allen. Yet, he claims his latest offering was designed with agricultural workers in mind. Although, they may struggle to harvest their crops wearing the sky high clogs slipped onto the models’ feet.
The designers’ uniform of tailored black clothing with a high collared white shirt, black sunglasses and leather gloves was even given a country twist by way of some cowboys boots, replacing his usual dress shoes. “I’m from the country darling,” he joked whilst standing against one of the shows key props; a haystack.
Celebrity guests at the show, including Rihanna and Prince watched the models stride around the wooden barn set from seats made to look like huge hay bales. The set was certainly impressive and couldn’t have communicated the country theme any better.
Interestingly, the influential designer seems to be on the side of environmentally-friendly fashion, so long as it doesn’t compromise on luxury.
He stated: “I hear all this talk about organic farming and the environment and I’m all for it, but there must be a certain sophistication, so its not used as an excuse to let things go to seed.”

chanel_lagerfeld_ha_624276aAt Paris Fashion Week, Karl Lagerfeld‘s latest collection for fashion power house Chanel took everyone by surprise with its agricultural and environmental references. Amiee Jones writes.

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