Cuba was the stage were Karl Lagerfeld presented Chanel’s collection for Cruise 2016/2017, just like Gabrielle Chanel in her day, he has been creating these collections since 1983, and taking them abroad since 2006.
“It’s a cosmopolitan take on local fashion”, he said at the last Cruise show in Seoul. The spirit of these collections is to conjure up images of distant horizons. They are inspired by a theme or identity that is often associated with a new destination. There is nothing folky or nostalgic about it; the idea is to capture the ambiance of a place, to draw inspiration from its landscapes, to be influenced by its people, its light, its culture, its colors…”, explained Lagerfeld
Every silhouette was a representation of a new reality mixing old and new worlds, modernity, and a personal interpretation. From this melting pot of influences, from these redefined touches, a new collection is born, between two seasons.
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