The Fall-Winter 2016/17 pre-collection arrives in CHANEL boutiques

CHANEL Fall-Winter 2016/17 Pre collection Pictures by Karl Lagerfeld LD
CHANEL Fall-Winter 2016/17 Pre collection Pictures by Karl Lagerfeld LD

Roman model Mariacarla Boscono lends her dark Madonna image to the CHANEL Fall-Winter 2016/17 pre-collection. With a translucent complexion, smoky eyes and jet-black cropped hair, her slender silhouette moves dynamically before Karl Lagerfeld’s lens. There’s a 1960s swing in the air. With great contrasting effect, the black and white images highlight a feminine and urban style that plays with fashion while summoning up the great classics of the House of CHANEL.

 

CHANEL Fall-Winter 2016/17 Pre collection Pictures by Karl Lagerfeld LD[/caption]
CHANEL Fall-Winter 2016/17 Pre collection Pictures by Karl Lagerfeld LD
CHANEL Fall-Winter 2016/17 Pre collection Pictures by Karl Lagerfeld LD

First comes tweed and its multitude of variations. A black and white houndstooth version for a contemporary parka-style coat with a hood. A fantasy tweed on a skirt and an oversize jacket; then we see it textured and combined with cashmere over a short dress with long sleeves. In a black, grey and cream houndstooth motif, it also adorns the iconic 2.55 handbag which, from season to season, never stops reinventing itself to accompany every CHANEL collection.

CHANEL Fall-Winter 2016/17 Pre collection Pictures by Karl Lagerfeld LD
CHANEL Fall-Winter 2016/17 Pre collection Pictures by Karl Lagerfeld LD
CHANEL Fall-Winter 2016/17 Pre collection Pictures by Karl Lagerfeld LD
CHANEL Fall-Winter 2016/17 Pre collection Pictures by Karl Lagerfeld LD

Black, the signature colour, sketches each silhouette from its graphic pallet. Used for a pair of braided jersey culottes and a pleated jacket, it blends with navy blue tweed and sets off a satin jumpsuit, a liberating and contemporary variation of the classic little black dress. Thigh boots sheathe the legs in dark velvety leather complete with a vinyl ribbon braid. The knitwear, single coloured or patterned, also features tonalities that echo Mariacarla’s sombre gaze.

CHANEL Fall-Winter 2016/17 Pre collection Pictures by Karl Lagerfeld LD
CHANEL Fall-Winter 2016/17 Pre collection Pictures by Karl Lagerfeld LD
CHANEL Fall-Winter 2016/17 Pre collection Pictures by Karl Lagerfeld LD
CHANEL Fall-Winter 2016/17 Pre collection Pictures by Karl Lagerfeld LD

With a bare minimum of accessories, the CHANEL Fall-Winter 2016/17 pre-collection plays with simplicity to accentuate clothes which are both striking and sophisticated. A light, sassy chic, that’s so terribly Parisian.

CHANEL Fall-Winter 2016/17 Pre collection Pictures by Karl Lagerfeld LD
CHANEL Fall-Winter 2016/17 Pre collection Pictures by Karl Lagerfeld LD

Discover the collection in CHANEL boutiques from July 2016.