Karl Lagerfeld's choice of setting and scene is almost as hotly anticipated as his collections. This season he opted for a monochrome (note the prevalence of this combo) ornamental garden - tres chic.
The collection itself contained plenty of monochrome and the trad Chanel two piece suits, but this season they were given a burst of youthfulness, with unfinished hems. Instead of a neat finish, they were edged with feathers or just left raw. Feathers also made a big appearance in the show. Yay! There was also plenty of delicate chiffon, which contrasted brilliantly against the rougher fabrics used elsewhere.
As a change from the Chanel skirt suit, how gorge is this dress?
Chanel does casual. LOVE.
This gorgeous water colour print is divine.
Totally random, but oh-so cute.
Yves Saint Laurent
Stefano Pilati made this collection an homage to the late Yves Saint Laurent, taking us on a history lesson, starting at the trench coat, going right through to Le Smoking. Inbetween came 70s style jumpsuits, bow blouses, ruffles and lots of colour. A hit.
I need to get me a trench - white may be a bit of a risk though...
Zingy orange is a breath of fresh air.
Classic YSL at its best. J'adore.
Ooh-la-la - Je besoin. I need.
Well, this is the first collection produced by the label after the death of McQueen. Sarah Burton, McQueen's new Creative Director, had a lot to prove. And prove herself she did.
The collection started simply with a very McQueen-esque tail coat and steadily gained drama, finishing in a huge maribou feather ball gown. Well, it wouldn't be McQueen without drama would it.
In between we saw some familiar shapes and textures, making this unmistakably McQueen.
A beautiful tail coat adds subtle drama to any outfit.
So McQueen. How many times have we seen this imitated?!
Building up the drama... Part fairy, part goddess...
The finale. I just adore this look. Utterly beautiful. I want, want, want.
There you go. Some beauty and inspiration for a Wednesday morning. Enjoy!