Described as "the new CHANEL" by Karl Lagerfeld, the House’s Haute Couture tweed suit is pared down to the extreme. It appears crosshatched by braiding that dissolves into the fabric, embroidered into tweed and woven with iridescent thread. The boat neck falls, as ever, in a straight line on strong shoulders, but now with a slightly curved line that gives a very slender silhouette a rounded touch; an allusion to the geometric spirit of French gardens.
Flowers, one of the collection’s key themes, bloom in multiple shades and textures on Haute Couture silhouettes designed by Karl Lagerfeld. Constantly seeking innovation, the CHANEL’s Métiers d’art ateliers created hand-painted ceramic flowers that were then added to sequinned dresses.