Collection: Chanel – Cruise 2018 / 2019

If there’s one thing you can always count on Chanel to do, it’s that they will inevitably try and one up themselves. This year’s Cruise ’19 show isn’t an exception to the rule, and for those of us who are 90’s babies – we can be forgiven for the immediate thought that Paris’s Grand Palais was transformed into a Titanic setpiece. It wasn’t, because really who would actually want to actively encourage a link between a huge disaster and their latest collection?

Chanel is a fashion brand it’s safe to assume even the most fashion-challenged of us know.  With Karl Lagerfield at the helm of this year’s Cruise the fashion has clearly taken the nautical look to a new level, but ultimately the ship itself is what has the internet abuzz with the collection taking a backseat.

Ignoring the abundance of berets for a moment, it appears as though this collection is essentially just bourgeious streetwear and I am 100% here for it. You’ll likely see the trickle down to here in NZ with matching skirt and shirt sets, striped pants, and a bunch of the “summer tweed” by next summer. Smart lines mixed with pastels, god how I am sick of pastels, look good on most complexions.

But back to the berets. Given the heavy inclusion, I suspect we’ll be seeing a lot of these over the next few months on fashion blogs. Personally I think unless you’re French, or look like a supermodel, you’ll like a right twat wearing one – but I give it a year before I see the Wellington streets wearing fashion berets.


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