Tuesday, January 26, 2016

CHANEL haute couture Spring 2016



Well well well! As I had thought yesterday after yesterday’s disasters, Karl triumphs over all! Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t that I am enamored or in big love with the collection but once again Chanel proves that fashion is their business and a business that needs to sell clothes and not just produce some inane media spun  hype for ugly clothes. As has been stated, Haute Couture is about the client, so it is easy to see that so much of what was shown, once amended to a customer’s specs, will be quite spectacular.
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Again, Haute Couture brags the talents of the ateliers and by god these ateliers deserve congressional medals/legions d’honneur for the exquisite workmanship and for stretching the limits of what one thought possible. Karl is a master at utilizing the ateliers that Chanel now owns and putting forth a body of work that speaks to the Chanel client, this was Karl as a sculptor, as a trendoid, as a master designer, as a modernist, as a craftsman, as an artist, as a business man and as a purveyor of fashion! DO NOT think that I am of the school that Karl can do no wrong as there were plenty of clunkers but hell he put those neophytes to shame. His worse day is head and shoulders better than the pikers who think they are designers or creative directors, these clothes require no explanation.
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Take into account that this man understands what a show means and designs runway worthy clothes, clothes that demand attention especially when shown in a HUGE space. These other suckers are not even able to show clothes that inspire awe let alone real fashion. Where the losers rely and depend on gimmick and shock, Karl relies on skill and intelligence. Karl needs no hype, he is hype! No one needs to sing his praises or to justify his collections as Chanel and Karl have taken over the world of Haute Couture as leaders with none who come near their clientele or desirability and with good reason. Please take note that the collection actually reflected the season.. duh!
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In the end, I thought the collection was good not great but there were so many incredibly luxurious and sumptuous pieces that who really could find fault. Yes the meat and potatoes(suits & jackets) of Chanel was there but there were pieces that push the limits of the Chanel DNA but never is it totally decimated or ignored! I did notice a distinct lack of accessories which I found odd but then again that’s the beauty of Karl...  he is unpredictable but the slyest fox around .. Even as an octogenarian!
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Take that Bernie and Francois!!!