11.09.2011

CHANEL Runway SS 2012

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Paris Fashion week launched the 2012 Chanel runway which was designed by Zaha Hadid.  (Check out the Architect Spotlight I did on her here.)  Karl Lagerfeld enlisted the mega famous architect to enhance his collection's nautical concept and transform the Grand Palais for the Spring/Summer women’s collection.  These two are far from strangers and have colloborated on several projects in the past including the Chanel Pavilon, seen in an older post here.  When designing a fashion show, the signature of an architect is not to just design a runway, but to design a space.  That is evident here as an ocean of models no longer walk in a singular formation, but instead strut through a purified landscape of white occupied by oversized sea creatures and coral. The dramatic scene was enhanced by iridescent drapes enclosing the performance.  Truly theatrical, but in perfect harmony with the S/S collection, quintessential Chanel with a soft palette and sophisticated whimsy.  It was hard to choose, but here are some of my favorite looks.

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Check it all out in the video below: 



16 comments:

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raven said...

Zaha is THE ultimate Renaissance woman.

Julie Khuu said...

No way! Love that Zaha is moving into the mainstream fashion side now...I mean you could totally spot her style from a mile away but I would have never thought Karl would do a collabo...this is ingenious! I could definitely see you going this route too babe!

xo-Julie
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Juley said...

Great post

Marielleheart said...

all these models look so pretty.. and love the snowy landscape!

t said...

Fantastic show!

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Pop Champagne said...

it's pretty amazing the amount of production that went into a show which is only 20 minutes long! I always have such high respect for production and marketing at fashion shows!

April Lyn said...

Great set, gorgeous!

xo
April Lyn

j. said...

this is incredible, i'm aways so in awe of chanel <3
jessie x
the weekend project.

Summer-Raye said...

How fun is that fashion show. I think I may love the set up more than the clothes.

Id love for you to check out my blog and follow along. Let me know if you do, Ill be sure to follow back!

can't wait,
Summer-Raye
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Shannon said...

Oh wow! That is so beautiful. I would have loved to have seen that fashion show. Chanel is always amazing.

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Carolina Krews said...

this collection is a dream :)

xo

C.

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Cortnie Elizabeth said...

Gotta love how Chanel reeeally puts on a show!

xo,Cortnie
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larissa said...

What a great post.
I love this chanel collection though.
xo.
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styles of a pharmatrician said...

What a beautiful show! It's the perfect winter wonderland, makes me excited for winter :)

-Tricia
http://stylesofapharmatrician.blogspot.com/

Anita W said...

Karl and Zaha make a incredible couple. It would be a dream to work for them one day.
Also a lover of Fashion and architecture- www.whyeverythingisinteresting.wordpress.com