As the Paris Fashion Week neared the end, Chanel blessed us with a super-stunning ready-to-wear finale show with a heart-throbbing concept and collection taking back to the fall of 1960s. The catwalk presentation took place on the last day of Paris Fashion Week, wrapping up the shows held also in New York, London, and Milan.
Chanel’s Tribute To The Tweed
The Beatles soundtrack “A Day in the Life” played in the background while the finale of the Chanel show left us amused. The sixties-era scene creative director Virginie Viard presented with her fall 2022 collection, a tribute to tweed and the River Tweed in the Scottish countryside.
“Devoting the entire collection to tweed is a tribute. We followed the footsteps of Gabrielle Chanel along the River Tweed, to imagine tweeds in the colors of this landscape.”wrote Virginie Viard in the brand’s fall ’22 show notes
The Grand Palais Éphémère was entirely set up to match tweed. An earthy light brown color for the seats, black with shots of pop colors on the walls, and a pale green for the runway were designed to represent Scotland’s, River Tweed.
Viard wove patches of bright colors such as pink, turquoise, and purple into the autumn-toned lineup, accessorized looks with thick thigh-high stockings, stunning wader boots, and Chanel’s famous chain strap handbags.
A Detailed Look At The Collection
The collection had the usual skirt suits done in slouchy jackets with mini skirts. The fabric showed up in the more traditional structured jackets and coats as well as in the casual sweaters, cardigans, ankle-length sweater coats, and strapless tea-length gowns. It even appeared on tights making it a cozy legwear moment.
Keeping in mind the tweed’s Scottish and Irish origins, Viard paired the looks with a series of over-the-knee and knee-length, Wellington-style boots for a fully Anglo-Saxon look. The shiny black kitten heel skimmers that the models wore were a trend-setter on their own for the fashion industry.