Chanel Couture Fall 2013

When I saw the images from the set of this show, I got a bit excited. Then I saw the clothes.

This show was awash with awkward proportions, tacky looking materials, space costumes, and weird silhouettes that aren’t flattering at all. I don’t know what Lagerfeld is trying to do, but it certainly isn’t working. If my design students had brought me sketches like this (with the accompanying fabric swatches) I would have sent them straight back to the drawing board.

I love…

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volume, twisting, and drape in a lovely taupe colour.

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that there is finally a really cool suit in this show.

I loathe…

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these awkward jacket proportions. They just don’t work.

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that there are a ton of designs in this show that remind me of what eccentric fourty/fifty year olds wore in the late eighties and early nineties. That’s not a good thing, by the way.

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when there are too many ideas in a dress, and it is a big old mess.

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that I just can’t understand why anyone would want to put this on the catwalk. And don’t get me started on the hats.

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an outfit that looks like it is made from those horrible, cheap, scratchy synthetic materials from the costume section of the fabric store.

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • http://www.imtheitgirl.com/ anya

    None of it seems worth 5 digits to me.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    or even four.