Well, I would never have expected hay at a Chanel show (particulary after the more elegant decorations of the last shows) but it seems that with a Karl Lagerfeld you better expect anything. This also refers to the shown clothes.
As always Chanel’s signature topics/ clothes/ materials were there (suits, black and white, bouclé, quilt bags) but interpreted in a new way: country chic. The most obvoius references were the high heel clogs sometimes decorated with fabric flowers followed by chrochet bags and dresses, poppy blossoms and long skirts.
These ingredients wouldn’t have been very interesting or might even have resulted in a pretty boring collection if not the following “spices” were added: a Lolita like sweetness which dominated the cuts (lots of short A-line skirts, tight fitting jackets, playful tights, puffed sleeves) and overall style (especially the hair),
the exaggeration of some details, sometimes close to kitsch, which made one sense some self-mockery,
and finally references to the next season’s tendencies like nude colours, tulle or lace.
And something else is also not to be forgotten: as always at Chanel the collection’s most stunnig part are the details sparkling with masterly handicraft. That’s what makes it one of the most splendid collections for me.