An overtly Western feel has evidently infiltrated Chanel HQ, and we sure should be glad of it. The Métiers d'Art show presents an evolution from this year's revival of the skirt; this time coming in all shapes, but one definitive length. Say goodbye to your legs next autumn, because anything above calf-length has become a sartorial sin.
Lagerfeld has inserted accessories and embellishment wherever possible, with a particular interest in the neck; across the collection there are more looks with a neck bow or brooch than without. The collar trend also lives on, and a sigh of relief from Brits everywhere sees layering as officially on-trend. The show also sees a resurgence in all-black, denim, and in keeping with the theme, white dresses; think Little House on the Prairie chic.
Temptation to include every look from the show has been resisted, so here are a select few of my favourite looks.
All photographs belong to Vogue.co.uk
It is also plain to see how Chanel's Ready-To-Wear collection will translate to the high street. There are such a myriad of accessories to be imitated and a direct focus on certain fabrics and colours in this collection that it won't be hard for those with a far lower budget to inhabit the Wild West next year. Karl, we thank you.
Update 12/12/13: Chanel have since posted the full show on their YouTube channel, enjoy the collection in all of its glory here!