To present the Chanel Autumn-Winter 2018/19 Pre-collection, Karl Lagerfeld has chosen sobriety and timeless elegance. Against a simple monochrome backdrop, the designer stages the graceful Adut Akech; originally from Sudan, the model opened the Chanel 2018/19 Cruise runway show presented on May the 3rd at the Grand Palais.
Essentially in black and white, this season’s wardrobe is illuminated with bursts of fuchsia on a long, fitted dress in wool, or blue and red to enhance a straight coat with a double collar in wool tweed. The jersey, the tweed, the leather, the broadcloth, the cashmere and the silk crêpe all highlight a slender and close-fitting silhouette.
Chanel’s iconic tweed warms a long ecru jacket finished with red and blue braid, accompanied by a knitted skirt finished with a wide rib trim for a sporty chic look. Tweed is iridescent on a wide collared jacket, a pair of Bermuda shorts and a bustier worn en trompe l’oeil over a jersey dress. Leather makes an impression on a coat and a skirt in pleated lambskin with chevron motifs, and as a long tube skirt in shiny calfskin worn with a tweed jacket also trimmed with leather. Finally, broadcloth swathes a belted jacket and trousers outfit, and a long coat that hides Bermuda shorts beneath.
On her feet, Adut Akech sports perfectly timeless boots made from quilted leather with black patent toe caps.
The Autumn-Winter 2018/19 Pre-collection celebrates the allure of Chanel in all its elegance and its modernity. It brings with it the renewed codes of an affirmed and obvious femininity.
Discover the collection in boutiques from July 2018.