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A Colourful Winter

Charging through the entrance of the Grand Palais to get a better look of Karl Lagerfeld’s magical transformation, never have a group of women been so delighted to walk into a supermarket! Guests walked up and down the aisles shrieking with excitement at everyday items that had been given the Chanel treatment. Coco Chanel Coco Pops, Jambon Cambon (the address of Chanel’ first boutique in Paris) and Confiture de Gabrielle (a tribute to the house’s founder). “The whole thing is related to pop art…because art has become a product, no?” said Karl; explaining his vision that there is no better way to showcase the Chanel product than in a supermarket. Karl has a unique grasp of how fashion is evolving. Some may say the clothes were lost in the theatrics but this was not a multi million-dollar tactic to disguise some below par designs. On the contrary, this was one of Lagerfeld’s most memorable collections yet…

Bubble gum pink moth eaten joggers made of woven knit jersey and a matching cropped sweatshirt, Delevigne strutted down the isles selecting a Chanel brandy bottle and sported a large feather duster. The cold temperatures of fridges and freezers were kept away, layering a classic Chanel tweed ankle length coat in the curvy volumes of the season (with emphatic rounded sleeves). Get the look here with our woven knit jerseys:

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Candy pink Silk Jersey
Pure Red Silk Jersey
Fuchsia Pink Jersey
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View our entire Jersey collection here.

Meanwhile, fellow model Stella Tennant went about her weekly shop carrying a shopping basket made with the familiar Chanel motif chain woven into the basket wire. Another model pushed a quilted, leather shopping trolley up and down the isles.

A rainbow of tweed coats were worn by the majority but the twist that Lagerfed put this A/W is that each coat has built in corseting revealing zips to tighten the bodice. The designer joked that too, these zips can be loosened when one has over indulged!

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Light Apple Green Wool Harris Tweed
Dark Pink Wool Harris Wool Tweed
Green Wool/Cashmere Tweed
Red, Ivory & Black Tweed Boucle
Ivory Tweed Wool
Coral & Cream Wool Tweed
Light & Dark Grey Wool Tweed
Light & Dark Grey Wool Tweed
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View our entire Wool collection here

Geometric print linings were used for tweed coats and the same pattern was utilised for puffer jackets (the corseting waist was still included). We have many linings and patterned fabrics to choose from in store, please see our selection below:

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Yellow & Taupe 'Circles' Satin Backed Crepe
'Tartan' Printed Silk
'Liquorice Allsorts' on Green Printed Silk
Abraham Square Silk with Houndstooth Jacquard (Sold as a 2m Piece)
'Brick Wall' Printed Silk Satin
Fuchsia Pink & Orange Printed Silk Satin
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View our entire Silk collection here.

Elsewhere, wafer thin leather tracksuit joggers were partnered with sporty cropped jackets. All outfits were finalized with sneakers- some extending to boots.

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Printed Embossed Leather Skin in black Patent
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Accessories with children’s candy bracelets and necklaces were remodelled into the double ‘C’ logo. Keeping the essence of the brand rows of pearls were thrown over models and the classic camellia flowers were laser cut from fabrics and attached to cable knit sweaters for embellishment.

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Black Floral Trim
White Silk Satin Flower Trim
Black Beaded Trim
Diamante & Pearl Trim on Tulle

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Classic monochrome ensembles were given depth by layering silver wire, chain mail or padlocks. Ruffles, scalloping, dramatic shapes and use of multi coloured fabrics for jackets, and calf length skirts were shown, as well as wearing several leather items together at once. Velvets, feminine pink tweed suits, camel colours, red, burgundy, white, green, orange… the list goes on. Lagerfeld illustrates that fashion is a cycle, each trend returns and this season we are wearing it all.  Break boundaries and create your own colourful winter wardrobe with us here at Joel and Son.

Please note that all photographs are used for illustration purposes only.