Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Chanel Métiers d'Art; Paris- Edinburgh

Chanel's Métiers d'Art show is always one of the most anticipated annual catwalk shows, and the most recent display has not disappointed- as per. 

The opulent fashion show came to the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots on the 4th December; dans Edinburgh. Inspired by the great Scots, Karl used this Scottish influence for his latest collection, and it was indeed evident. Red tartan, hints of baroque and an oh- so- slight homage to The Tudor's (in particular Elizabeth I), there is no doubt that this compilation of designs has an appeal of luxe. 

As a fan of historic periods of drama, such as The Tudor years, I loved the references that Karl payed to the royal's and with his use of authentic, traditional Scottish fabrics and colours, he has payed tribute to a beautiful country in such an exquisite way. The use of heavy embellishment which is in sync with the current baroque trend, as well as traditional silhouettes with a modern twist made for a slight gothic feel on the overall collection. 

Cara Delevingne, Edie Campbell and of course, Stella Tennant all strutted their long legs down the catwalk as onlookers such as Poppy Delevigne and Amber Anderson admired from the front row. 

Daphne Groeneveld on the
Paris- Bombay catwalk. 
Despite the beauty from the Scottish inspired fashion extravaganza, I must admit I am still more of a fan of the Pre- SS13 Paris- Bombay show which took place earlier this year. Maybe its due to the fact that I love the modern, high fashion twist on the traditional cultural pakistani dress (which I occasionally have to don), or the use of white, gold and a lot of embellishing appeals to me more than anyone will ever know... Whatever be the reason however, the Paris- Bombay collection will always be one of my favourites from the Chanel couture archive. 

Paying homage to the great Queen Elizabeth I?

Love these pearl drop earrings.

One of my favourite looks; A full length dress complete with a tartan beret. 

Love the detail 'CC' on the headpiece!

Stella Tennant wearing an oversized coat with tartan detailing. 

This slight reference to baroque is perfect.

Cara Delevingne.

Edie Campbell, looking as though she is ready to go hunting!

Overall, i'd say that this latest rendition of Chanel's Métiers d'Art was a perfect homage to the traditions and gorgeous fabrics that come from Scotland. I just wonder, did Karl serve haggis at the after party? 

Marium x

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