Chanel Couture SS17: Shimmered Reflections

image.jpegThe phrase ‘Mirror, Mirror, on the wall’ comes to mind! Why wouldn’t you want to be surrounded by mirrors if you looked that divine?! I absolutely loved the cool colour theme of this collection – dusty pinks, pastel greens, pale lemons and dashes of vibrant purple (my new favourite colour combo may now be lemon and silver). However, the dominant colour was icy silver.

From those signature Chanel pearls coming in the form of pretty anklets, crystal brooches, metallic belts and knee-high boots, heavily embellished with mirrored sequins – there was a delightful amount of shimmer within each and every look (even a splash of glitter around their eyes). I wasn’t a huge fan of those almost holographic heels, though.imageimageimageimageThere was more glitz than ever as the collection went on, finishing with some of the most exquisitely, glistening dresses imaginable. LOVE the crystal beaded trimming – reminds me of little icicles. Would it even be Chanel Couture without the iconic tweed suit? The exceptionally tailored and distinctly feminine tweed suits came in varied shapes and cuts, in lady-like pastel hues and classic cream.

My favourite was the silvery grey suit with pencil style skirt, with off-white, delicate sequins impeccably sewn into the tweed. The silver, high waisted belt was also a lovely, modern touch that accentuated the waist and worked beautifully with the hint of sparkle.imageAnother I adored was the cream structured blazer with crystal buttons perfectly placed on each of the four square pockets, emphasised by the metallic nude belt. My dream outfit would be that blazer teamed with matching, tailored trousers (without the pussy-bow blouse).

As I have mentioned in a previous post, I am a lover of scalloped edges (ever since I asked my auntie to make me a scalloped edged dress after obsessing over Christopher Kane’s SS09 collection) so, of course, I’m a fan of the pink and white laced dress trimmed with pink sequins. Those charming capped sleeves and the scalloped neckline are to die for.

The lemon multi-layered, pleated dress, lavishly detailed with sequins on the strapless neckline was one of my absolute favourites, too. I really liked the belt loops being covered in the same sequins as the bust – it really is all in the details! This dress would be just as beautiful as a floor length gown and would be a perfect choice for somebody heading to the Oscars!image.jpegimageThe combination of pastel pink feathers and glittering silver embellishment would, perhaps, usually sound like a decoration idea for a baby shower? Instead, it was such a magical touch adding fun and fluidity to a classic, elegant collection. It was almost as though the models where graceful swans gliding across a cracked frozen lake. LOVED that mirrored floor, so effective!

My favourite looks:imageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageCouture week now has me excited for RTW AW17!

Lucie xo

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