On a dingy dilapidated street of #ChanelBoulevard -- a set resembling tenement housing built from scratch on location at the Grand Palais -- the French luxury label replayed the scenes from a protest march for womens rights as it showcased its Spring/Summer 2015 collection. It was not the march of peasants this time round, but supermodels holding placards, led by the resurgent Gisele Bundchen, who also fronts the upcoming CHANEL No.5 fragrance campaign.
In a whirlwind of colours, orange, pink, green, violet and blue blend with CHANEL’s iconic black, white and navy. Tweeds, crepe, leather and cotton twill mingle with light and gauzy fabrics including silk, cigaline, linen, cotton voile, organza and lace, in a play of lengths, transparencies and layering. A modern and contrasting combination of tennis stripes, embroidery inspired by Parisian paving stones, “peace & love” guipure lace, graphic pleats, floral prints and splashes of paint together give a breathe of freedom to the collection.