The Thai model walked along the Seine and took in the atmosphere of the French capital wearing looks from the Cruise 2018/19 collection ahead of its presentation in Thailand on October 31st.
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More than just a tradition, setting out on a journey for the Cruise collection is a highly anticipated rendezvous. It’s the guarantee of a change of scenery, discovering a place, an era, an "art de vivre".
By the end of Autumn 1919, Gabrielle Chanel brought forth the first ever Cruise Collection, unaware that it would initiate an entire fashion movement. Lighter, imperatively more comfortable, these unlined designs in jersey were ideal for yachting, spa town, seaside resorts, and sun-drenched destinations.
In 1983 when Karl Lagerfeld arrived, he breathed new life into this hyphen between two seasons, turning it into one of the most important moments in the year. Not only did he respond to the needs of those who seek sunshine in the winter, but he transformed "Cruisewear" into a line that anticipates the coming of warmer days. He created a collection that embodies holiday hotspots all around the world: New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Venice, Saint Tropez, the Cap d'Antibes, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, and of course, Paris.
Primera imagen de la campaña Crucero 2018/19 con Penélope Cruz, fotografiada por Karl Lagerfeld en su estudio parisino. A su llegada, la actriz fue recibida por el Director Artístico de la Maison acompañado de Lucia Pica, CHANEL Global Creative Make up and Colour Designer.
La campaña se desvelará el 31 de octubre, fecha en la que la Colección estará disponible en Boutiques y en chanel.com
© Anne Combaz
© Anne Combaz
If clothing-as-object is at once textual and textile, it’s because those words have a common etymology, the Latin textilis — a reminder that the weave of a fabric also can correspond to that of a story. Materials can be transformed into a narrative thread — the ones in the CHANEL by the sea show spin the story of an extremely precise gesture — that of slipping off shoes and walking barefoot along the shore. With colors as fresh and zesty as a pink dawn on a summer’s day, the clothes are a vehicle in the chemical sense of the term: they’re volatile, and therefore transmit particles of instantaneous images.
And suddenly we, all the spectators, rediscover that clear and powerful emotion of turning up trouser cuffs in order to let the waves caress our ankles. It’s a tiny emotion that contains an immense idea of freedom. And this emotion brings with it a multitude of images: midnight swims and coming home in the wee hours of the morning, cocktails sipped through fluorescent straws, bare skin rubbing against swimsuits — and young girls in Marcel Proust’s imaginary resort village of Balbec kissing the salty lips of surfers in Baja, California, or Gabrielle Chanel brezing into Deauville for a date with destiny…
It’s Karl. Each of his shows is the recreation of a discernable memory. Slipped between the view and the clothes are strata of time that layer together moments that are remembered, dreamed or imagined. With a gesture, an object, a décor, he transports us into a suspended moment, somewhere between remembrance of those who have gone before and prescience about lives yet to come. Karl Lagerfeld never puts women in a tricky situation: he never mocks, disquiets or parodies them — on the contrary, he accompanies them and gives them the artillery of self-confidence. Therein, too, resides his astonishing modernity.
1. Reach For The Beach
- 1. Reach For The Beach00:28
- 2. Naked City00:28
- 3. Exotic Dance00:28
- 4. L'amour à la Plage00:28
- 5. Marcia Baila00:28
Summery touches extend into the night by adorning evening looks in the Spring-Summer 2019 collection. Black dresses feature origami motifs in chiffon ribbon conjuring up ripples in the sand left by the ebbing tide, or waves of iridescent sequins with a blueish tinge. A-line dresses in tulle and yoke tops sprinkled with sequins are light and airy, as if lifted in the summer breeze. This flowing, airy look is echoed in an evening cape with a long leather fringe.
Sunny summer bags brim with the atmosphere of a collection where the beach meets the sea and an azure sky. Plays of water and light are transposed on terry bags that recall beach towels, while those in the shape of seashells bear the double C and spherical bags resemble inflatable beach balls. Vanity cases in woven straw, XXL totes in waterproof canvas and blue striped pochettes complete the summer panorama.