Chanel Goes Greek For Cruise 2018 Show

Today in Paris, Karl Lagerfeld unveiled Chanel's 2018 Cruise Collection transporting the runway show's attendees seaside to the Mediterranean. Here are a few of our favorite looks...

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The iconic Chanel tweed with a Hellenic twist

 

 

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The criteria of beauty in Ancient then Classical Greece still holds true. There have never been more beautiful representations of women. Or more beautiful columns. The entire Renaissance, in fact, was based on antiquity.
— Karl Lagerfeld from the show notes
 
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It seems many eyes in the fashion industry have been on Greece for inspiration. Greek Brit Mary Katrantzou looked to her roots for her Spring 2017 Ready to Wear show, where black figure pottery and Minoan motifs juxtaposed psychedelic patterns. It was reported in February that the Italian fashion house Gucci had its eye on hosting a runway show on Acropolis Hill this June, which was unanimously denied by Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS). 

We can't wait to see how Gucci interprets the #HellenicAesthetic next month. Until then, we'll be drooling over this bag...

You can view the entire Chanel Cruise 2018 collection here.