Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Some comments on Chanel Pre-Fall 2008...

I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas eve with good company, fantastic food and amazing presents. I'm quite happy about how Christmas turned out this year and now I'm looking forward to New Year's Eve. But even though the new year is just around the corner and the spring 2008 collections have been around for a while now, I still don't feel like writing about spring fashion. I'm sure the weather will be quite unpleasant the next couple of months and only the thought of wearing shorts brings chills up my spine. So, instead, I've been looking trough the Pre-Fall 2008 collections. The outfits from Chanel stole quite a lot of my attention and I think I've spent the last hour or so looking trough the photos and studying all the details with interest.

I'm not sure if I like this collection at all, but there has to be a reason why I find these outfits so interesting. Have you ever felt like this about a collection? That you can't really decide if you like it, or not? Of course you have. Well, that's how I feel about this pre-fall. Is there anything that blows my mind about this collection? No. Do I think there something about the outfits that really stand out? No, not really. Has this all been done before? Yes, or at least some of it. But then on the other hand, does the collection have some interesting pieces? Yes, absolutely. Would I like to wear some of these things? Okay, so the answer to this one is quite obvious... of course I would -it's Chanel. But anyway...


One of the things I absolutely adore with this pre-fall has to be the amazing collection of shoes. If I could trot around in a pair of purple, or the cool pair of black and white flat shoes I would feel like the luckiest person in the world. If Santa Claus really loved be, they should have been under my Christmas tree by now! The silver platform shoes look amazing as well. I had to smile when I saw that some of the shoes resembles Norwegian 'bunadsko' worn with the national costume. Maybe I should start wearing them as my everyday shoes, but I'm sure I would get quite a lot of strange looks here in Norway. People would probably wonder why on earth someone would want to wear uncomfortable bunadsko without their national costume :P





The knit skirts are interesting too. I really want the short one in the middle picture. The shape of the skirts and dresses in this collection are interesting. I like the sort of balloon shape and then fitted at the bottom. I'm a little unsure how good they would look with warm wool tights though...


Ooooh, interesting hair! I really like this hairdo, even though I could never wear anything like it myself because I'm so tall. But I guess it's good for anyone who wants to add some extra height ;) But what I don't get is the sort of sweatband looking thing she has around the top (third picture)... is this some sort of attempt to bring Cory Kennedy's style to the catwalk? It looks ridiculous. Bleh.

Now, a thing I don't like about the collection at all. What's up with the tacky eyeliner? I'm sorry, but the Amy Whinehouse look has never appealed to me. I know it's supposed to look like they've just slapped it on without caring. Rebellious. Decadent. Whatever. It just isn't working for me. It's just too much and the make-up looks trashy.


Pictures: Style.com

14 comments:

Theresa said...

I love this show...the amy winehouse hair style inspiring Lagerfield for the show was a wee bit of a suprise, but I still like it though. Merry Xmas :)

Miss Woo said...

I really like this Chanel collection, I thought it was really sophiscated compared to Karl's dismal Spring collection and the hair jewels are a dream.

Suzanna Mars said...

Oh, you have made me CACKLE WITH GLEE. This photoshopping of Agness's hideous eyeliner is the most amusing thing I've seen lately.

Re the shoes: Cute on small, thin feet. Not so cute on whaleboats like mine.

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Eli said...

seriously has amy winehouse written all over it.

Bojana said...

I actually liked the show. Which is extra as seen I usually hate Chanel.

But I loved the makeup!! ANd the hair à la Amy was great too

Kristin said...

Personally, I think Lagerfeld used Amy Winehouse's publicity to up his collection. Where the HELL does Winehouse fit into Chanel. I love Amy AND HER STYLE, don't get me wrong, but she has nothing to do with Chanel. Her ties are with Botkier.

Anyways, nice post. Overall, I thought the collection was nice.

And your blogs pretty sweet; would you like to exchange links?

SICK. said...

i actually enjoyed the amy winehouse inspiration, even though i originally thought i would despise it.
karl managed to make it look less dirty & i find he fit it into the collection quite well.

i agree with you on the bedecked hairdos. they are absolutely stunning, and second only to the christian lacroix hair jewels, like you had mentioned.

x.
jh

bronwyn said...

All I know is that if beehives are back...well, I'll be more than delighted to have unfashionable hair. Can you imagine the time you would have to spend to create the perfect hive. No thanks :)

The Clothes Horse said...

Oh, I like the trashy make-up. I don't think I can pull it off, but I like it.

Heather said...

I, too, say NO to the Amy Winehouse look. It's really sad that even these models look better fed, and of course, much, much cleaner.

Soul Tanggg said...

unfortunately, i think a lot of designers have used Amy Winehouse as inspiration this season.

I keep seeing tall bee-hive hair and thick eyeliner EVERYWHERE.

i agree with you, it's getting a little played out.

Oakley Sunglasses said...

Dashing and fabulous collections...I love all...the collections.

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