chanel spring 2014 1 Chanel Spring/Summer 2014 | Paris Fashion Week

Chanel’s Artful Spring – Art and fashion. Often the two intertwine and for Chanel’s spring 2014 collection, Karl Lagerfeld incorporated the idea of fashion as art into an outing boasting of many colors. Paying homage to the house’s signature tweed skirt suits, Lagerfeld offered variegated textures with color-blocking aspects almost like a painter’s swatch. The Chanel woman’s accessories were similarly art minded with large bags evoking the look of a painter’s portfolio while other bags featured the Chanel logos “painted” on. Even the models’ makeup reflected a creative attitude; eyeshadow was multi-colored matching the collection’s rainbow-like palette.

chanel haute couture fall 1 Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2013 Collection

Chanel Fall Haute Couture – Set against a futuristic skyline fit for a science fiction flick, Chanel’s fall 2013 haute couture show presented a marriage between classic and future style. Creative director Karl Lagerfeld juxtaposed the fashion house’s iconic tweeds with shiny metallics and crystal embellished separates. For autumn, the Chanel woman dons a low-slung belt with her grid-like and striped patterned dresses. Lagerfeld offered many layers for the haute couture season; showcasing models wearing demure dresses worn over pants or even longer skirts. Thigh high suede boots, a more angular take on the classic porkpie hat and sci-fi inspired metalwork were the key accessories of the season.

chanel beauty diane kruger See Diane Krugers Chanel Beauty Campaign by Peter Lindbergh

Fresh Beauty – After sharing the news in April, here is a first look at actress Diane Kruger in a new Chanel cosmetics campaign. The advertisement was shot by Peter Lindbergh (2b Management) and features an understated looking Diane posing against a beach backdrop. The German beauty fronts the brand’s Resynchronizing Collection which features the Le Jour de Chanel, La Nuit de Chanel and Le Weekend de Chanel creams all made to reenergize the skin; Diane certainly looks refreshed here!

chanel tilda swinton3 Tilda Swinton Embraces Scottish Heritage for Chanel Paris Edimbourg Campaign by Karl Lagerfeld
Paris-Edimbourg – Inspired by the Scottish influence of Chanel’s pre-fall 2013 Paris-Edimbourg collection, the iconic fashion house tapped actress Tilda Swinton for the collection’s campaign. Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld lensed the Scottish blonde for the new advertisements set against a backdrop of medieval tapestries. Rich tartan and ornate embellishments bring a new twist to the transitional season.