Firstly, let me tell you that no, This past Monday, May 13th, 2014 the house of CHANEL held the Chanel Cruise Resort Fashion Show and took place in a custom island for the show and featured a beautiful, well thought out atmosphere. Being that the show was previewed in Dubai, the setting was ideal for the Arabic vibes in Dubai, and the fashion garments shown throughout the show was perfect for it's location.
Only Karl Lagerfeld could make a barren desert island into a prestigious setting for a show with a matter of a few short weeks. The aesthetic flow of the runway and the Middle Eastern carvings of the double CC logo in the walls was perfect for it's location. The seating was traditional for the audience, featuring low seats and neutral colors which kept your eyes on the models, including their stunning makeup.
"This is something we could not dream of, fifteen, twenty years ago," Lagerfeld declared. "Look at this island, it's like Atlantis, which rose out of the sea!"
Due to the setting, there were certain trends in the overall theme that would be directed to the people of Dubai and the Middle East. There were several trends that emerged, such as:
The harem pant: These billowy pants and their elastic ankle cuffs were a constant at Chanel.
The hair brooch: The très-voluminous hairstyles used for each model almost swallowed each models headbands, which gave an allusion on floating crescent moons in the centre of their hair.
Lots of accessories and symmetrically placed: When it came to accessories, Karl kept it all in line and symmetric. Mainly there were bracelets on both wrists.
The nail-less glove: Karl's long been a fan of fingerless gloves, but for this cruise show, there was a nail-less trend, just enough to expose your tips.
The thigh-high sock-sandal hybrid: Why wear socks with sandals when you can wear it together?
As you can tell, an obvious theme was present, including big hair, lots of accessories, and statement patterns. Everything featured was geared toward the Middle Eastern society, as Karl is always an expert on for each venue he displays his collections.
Chanel imbeds such exquisite details into the show and makeup is never an exception. Bronzed skin, featured eyes, simple lips and lots of lashes and smokey lids, and foil like gold leafs on the inner tear duct were beautifully presented.
The finale, was beautifully laid out and perfectly tied together each design into the theme. Hudson Kroenig, the son of Brad Kroenig and Godson of Karl Lagerfeld was featured at the end of of the show.
Artist: Dukes of Chutney
Label: Beats in Space Record
Artist: Dukes of Chutney
Title: You, Me, The Chimp, and Acapulco
Label: Beats in Space Records
Artist: Mark E
Title: Call Me (Dixon Edit)
Label: Merc Music / Phoenix Music International
Overall, the show was gorgeously laid out and incorporated beautiful attire as Chanel always comes out with. This Show was one of my favourites to date and I only wish I could have been there to see it in person!
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