Fashion | Chanel Spring 2011 couture collection

I am always impressed by the craftsmanship, skill and creativity that is put into the pieces in a Chanel couture collection (and by Karl Lagerfeld’s ability to re-imagine the tweed suit season after season). The petit mains seemed to pull out all the stops and delve into the depths of their creative reserves to produce couture pieces that seemed to have been dusted by fairies.

Whispers of the ballet and Pre-Fall Byzantium collection were evident in the ever-glistening light, airy, casual couture collection but there was something underwhelming about the design of the clothes, as if the man-hours invested in each piece was in vain.

The palette, that was supposed to evoke the colours at dusk, seemed dusty instead and the silhouettes were quite staid.

Lagerfeld did away with sky-high heels and opted for covetable black flats with clear ankle straps.

For me the standout pieces of the collection were the tweed jacket worn by Freja Beha Erichsen that appeared to have black veins sprawling down from the shoulders, the black and gunmetal sequin cigarette pants and a blush flowing Grecian skirt with raw hem.

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What did you think of the Chanel Spring 2011 couture collection? Do you agree with me or do you think I’m way off. Let me know in the comments section.



About Septembre

Septembre Anderson is a passionate journalist, cultural critic and public intellectual. Her work has appeared in Flare, FASHION Magazine,, Complex Canada, Vice Canada and Huffington Post Canada.
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