Words by Alba Tarragó
May 5th, 2017
After staging a rocket launch in the Grand Palais for Fall 2017, Lagerfeld chose the same spot to debut his latest collection for Chanel. Under the title “La Modernité de l’Antiquité”, the fashion designer depicted one of his main sources of inspiration when it comes to designing clothes, shoes and accessories. As he said, “The criteria of beauty in ancient, then classical, Greece still hold true. There have never been more beautiful representations of women”. Thus, the whole collection goes back to column–heeled gladiator sandals, Greek frieze motifs and vaporous shapes. The Grecian goddess vibes were also present through an array of gold accessories and headbands in all shapes, sizes and colours. As is customary by now, Lagerfeld ended the show by walking the runway with his adorable 8-year-old muse and godson, Hudson Kroenig.
The beauty behemoth L’Oréal Paris has announced a capsule collection in collaboration with Olivier Rousteing, Creative Director of Balmain. Rousteing, who is known for his highly Instagrammed friendships with celebrities like Kendall Jenner, has designed a lipstick line for the brand. His vision of beauty will be captured in 12 shades which he says were inspired by the brand’s Riche Colour lipsticks. They will be available next September in limited edition in select stores.
Alessandro Michele, Creative Director of Gucci, debuted his first women’s fragrance with the release of Bloom. To create the new perfume, the brand collaborated with Alberto Morillas, the most requested perfumer in Spain, with Dakota Johnson, Petra Collins and Hari Nef acting as ambassadors for the scent. The perfume celebrates “the authenticity, vitality and diversity of women—flourishing in a natural, expressive and individual way”, according to the brand. Its floral essence is based on tuberose, jasmine and Rangoon Creeper, an Indian flower used for the first time in perfumery. To celebrate the launch, the fashion house filled the urban garden in the courtyard of MoMA PS1 in New York with 100,000 flowers, 300 plants and 60 bales of bamboo. Guests such as Lana del Rey and ASAP Rocky made an entrance by walking a green carpet made of grass.
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