The Grand Palais was transformed into a forest reminiscent of Hunger Games with golden brown autumn leaves and moss for runways and semi-barren trees for décor.
After blasting off into space last fall, Karl Lagerfeld is realigning Chanel’s vessel back to planet Earth; first with the waterfall-themed set for Spring 2018, then a Parisian garden for Couture Week and again with a forest backdrop for Fall 2018. And if water was the key element last season, earth leads the way for fall.
Leaves, in specific, dominate both the set and collection. The Grand Palais was transformed into a forest reminiscent of Hunger Games with golden brown autumn leaves and moss for runways and semi-barren trees for décor, while the collection mirrored the scene’s leafy colour palette of browns, greens and oranges (rather unusual for Lagerfeld, we might add).
About half the “tributes” were decked in the French house’s signature tweed coats, which come in various lengths – but mostly in leaner silhouettes. Some wore them with matching skirts with leggings underneath, others had on wide-cut pants.
More colourful leaf prints followed halfway into the show, before graduating into mossy shades. A series of black midi to ankle-length eveningwear concluded the show, making up one of Lagerfeld’s most diverse collections in recent years.
See the collection below (swipe left for more).
Images: Courtesy of Chanel