Chanel Fall-Winter 2021 Presents Itself Through Film
Virginie Viard recollects in her show notes for Chanel's Fall-Winter 2021 collection memories of her mentor: "I thought of the shows that Karl would tell me about, back in the day, a long time ago, when the models would dress themselves and do their own make-up." This sets the tone for a short fashion film directed by the renown Dutch photography duo Inez and Vinoodh. The new collection is presented through the moving picture and highlights tweed coats with structured shoulders and the chevron motif on models walking across the streets. Before the fashion show starts, the girls get ready backstage at Castel, the resto-bar where the film was shot.
Watch the fashion film and show below:
As seen in previous collections, contrast remains a big theme in Viard's collections. Balancing heavier outerwear with skimpy crop-tops or leg-baring mini-shorts and faux fur boots, the seemingly opposing pieces goes harmoniously together. More key articles like the fur boleros and gilets, lined similarly to Maison's tweed jackets, are worn with the rainbow printed miniskirts.
Included in the collection also are skiwear. A salopettes-ski suit in white quilting, embroidered with red and blue motifs, is a particularly fun addition, while the alpine sweater in blues and hot pinks are styled with trousers or tweed shirts for a city-friendly look. "This collection is a mix of two influences: the ambience of ski holidays, which I adore, and a certain idea of cool Parisian chic, from the 1970s to now," says Viard.
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