Preview 2009: Chanel Spring/Summer Collection

By Butterboom Writers  /  December 3, 2008

Chanel returns to Coco’s vision of design for next year.


Karl Lagerfeld, taking cues from old school Chanel designs, creates a spring collection that is classic and modern at the same time. The fitted Chanel suit goes under Lagerfeld’s talented scalpel and emerges more fitted, with wide shoulders and a little bit belly exposing. Criss-crossing halters get embellished with pearls on chains and the skirt-suits get softened by cropped jackets in sweet fabrics and prints.

In Karl Lagerfeld’s spring vision the prim and proper lady has taken a wild romp and emerged a little undone. Exposed hems and messy updo’s are the look du jour.  The glamorous evening wear in this collection takes a surprisingly fairy tale turn. This is a fantastic, dreamy collection by a legendary designer, and it deserves your full attention.

Emerging Trends:
•    An overall black and white color palette with splashes of pastels
•    Bowties and Windsor knots make an appearance in a nod to the menswear trend
•    Ruffles, bows and pleats are still going strong for spring
•    Hats, with a bit of a funereal twist, are sky-high and avant-garde
•    Ankle boots in black and white patterns are a chic touch
•    Elaborate, oversized necklaces

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