Yesterday I was scrolling through the pit of copyright infringing One Direction pics that is called my Facebook newsfeed, and then I saw ELLE and Teen Vogue posting about the Chanel collection and how OMG, IT'S STAGED IN AN IMAGINARY SUPERMARKET, WITH FOOD LABELED CHANEL?! And then I saw Cara Delevingne in a shopping cart. How could I not review it?! (I would anyway but the superest supermodel on earth in said cart sealed the deal)
I wasn't that into the first look (which the superest supermodel on earth was wearing). The ripped-up exercise suit looked junky, and the coat was too gray, long, and bulky. On the other hand, the way 2's separates were styled was perfect; purple sparkly top and pants, with a perfect, striped fall coat. And the coat's sparkle was so pretty! The orange and brown shades were just so stylish. 3 was kind of an eyesore for me; the color reminded me of old moldy oatmeal, it was way too long, and the shoulders were not elegant at all. This is womenswear! It's supposed to be feminine! 4 was beautiful; the white color had super small speckles of red and blues, and the wool looked so warm. And the dress underneath was well fitted and complimented the wearer's shape. I thought 5's shape overly accentuated curves; it looked unrealistic, as if the model had no ribs. 6 confirmed one thing for me: I hope construction worker apparel never comes back to runways. That or lumberjack looks.
10 was really ugly, like hotel wallpaper or a bad windbreaker. Not ladylike either. 11 was pink filler. 12 continued the Gap Kids yoga wear theme, from 10. Those just look childish, and not at all special. 13 was actually really stylish, but simple. The dark purple/light pink criss crosses were a nice touch, and the sweater looks sooooo warm. One really good thing about this collection is the how realistic it is, weather wise. I hate fall/winter collections that are all sheer and cut outs. The next few looks felt like silver filler to me, and not all that different from other Chanel collections I've seen. I loved 21's jacket though. The little white puffs were like clouds, or snow. I've never seen a more subtle winter look. There isn't actual snow flakes on the jacket, but you know it's snow. 22-24 felt too modern to me, especially with such a classic brand like Chanel. And orange-ish beige is never good. Ever. 25's gold spots reminded me of fall leaves. I loved how they puffed out too. It gave the outfit a fashionable texture. My favorite part of every Chanel collection are the new takes on the classic suit, and 27's was yet another favorite. Tan skirt suit, lined with maroon and gold. Tan is a perfect medium between pure white and ugly gray, and it's not too washed out to not fit in fall.
My favorite part of this collection was the glitter, especially in 30. The tights and the dress in dark purple, with a little silver. And the bumpy detailing just made the look even more thick and warm-looking. This is the most fall I've seen this whole month! And it's so beautiful. I love how it's not exactly red carpet style, but a bit more street, and it's still chic enough to not be plain. 31 reminded me too much of the last Prada collection and Celine. Enough with the ''modern art'' style! Yesterday Rookie put up pictures from the last Meadham Kircchoff collection, and Edward Meadham was complaining about the recent need for labels to collaborate with fine artists, as if fashion isn't art in itself, and needs ''real'' art to feel verified. I agree. The occasional art-and-fashion collection is okay, like Diane von Furstenberg and Andy Warhol, but that made sense because they actually were friends, and Warhol had done portraits of Diane. But this Chanel jacket's lining was just a stereotypical abstract look. 34's shirt had beautiful rainbow beading, and I loved how the beads grouped together in the sleeve. Look 37 was horrifying and slobbish. A hideous gray/black poncho/coat with leather that looked like garbage bag plastic.
Look 38 had too much going on; the tiny gum ball beads on the sleeves, then the straight lines at the top, then the wavy pattern on the skirt...AND THEN the colorful print on the whole dress? Overcompensation for a simple dress. 41 looked really hip and artistic, but the holes looked a bit too real? I actually loved the look, but the holes were too realistic for me. I have complicated feelings about this one. After this we have a bunch of navy blue and gray/black looks, which are filler. 47's pink skirt suit is beautiful and classic Chanel, with the pearls and tweed. Chanel does pink so well. But why was there a dude in a normal black suit next to the model? I mean, this suit had nothing special. Almost like a prop, not even filler. 51 was way too plasticated. It literally could have been made from a garbage bag! 53's velvet was beautiful and plush, and the model's curves are accentuated perfectly, but it would have worked even better if the bottom were pants, not a skirt. The skirt is too overbearing and long. After we pushed through more filler, came look 60. SO UGLY. LIKE SERIOUSLY, EW! Missmatched blue print lines, and four patches of gray rug? Blech!!!! Other worldly, and in a very bad way. 61's dress was really pretty. I've always loved feathery looks, especially in darker pastels.
Look 67's dress was too tin-foil-y. 69 had an awesome tough girl look, with the corseted middle, and the frills looked a bit faux-ripped. The glow stick pattern was a nice touch (I kind of know they weren't glow sticks, but that's what it looked liked). 71 was a more upscale version of 69, with the little cape. Very stylish. It was fascinating how these colors aren't typical fall colors, but with the way they were toned down, and with the black background, the were very fall. 72 was too cutesy, and the puffiness made it look washed-the-wrong-way. I wholeheartedly adored 75. It looked like a late summer sky, and the garden Dorothy and her friends fell asleep in, on their journey to Oz. I did not like 77's netting, and the details looked like a board of paint colors at the hardware store.
I loved this collection, and the theme of a supermarket was so fun, especially when you see the models at the end perusing the shop. The clothing was well thought out, and the theme was perfect. The main problems I had were just the regular ones, like the occasional filler piece and too much silver.