Chanel Cruise 2020 2021: The show is all digital, and the atelier in 31 rue Cambon, in Paris, is the backdrop.
Follow the Chanel Cruise 2020 2021 fashion show with us: here are all the looks of the show live.
The sea, the flowers, the luxuriant vegetation. With a video that gives us ‘a walk in the Mediterranean’ (this is the title of the show, Balade en Méditerranée), last Saturday, Chanel revealed the theme the Cruise 2020 2021 collection created by Virginie Viard. And then, here appears, look after look, a small preview on Instagram, taken by Karim Sadli. In the background a summer sunset. We are not in Capri, as was initially announced. Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the show is all digital, and the atelier in 31 rue Cambon, in Paris, is the backdrop.
Chanel Cruise 2020 2021 inspiration and looks
The inspiration is palpable from the first outfit. Beachwear garments are, in fact, at the center of the collection. Very bright bra, studded with applications, precious and complex like a mosaic, appear under the iconic suit of the maison, declined in an intense pink, or illuminate an impalpable complete see-through with hood and wide trousers. But Swimwear also explores minimalism through basic black-colored garments.
The trousers are flared and high-waisted, as opposed to the very short tops. Skirts are mini, or midi and asymmetrical. It is a celebration of white, both in fresh and summer garments and in warm suits. The marine mood takes us back to the time of Coco Chanel. And all the freshness of summer is revealed in light floating dresses with pleated ruffles, in bright lurex garments, tiny and tight or floating tops to be combined in the first case with white suits, in the second with denim trousers with Seventies style silhouette.
Denim is decorated with tweed inserts that match the jacket. The trouser suits take inspiration from the men’s world, but are declined in fluorescent shades. Among the must-haves, cardigans and long jackets combined with micro shorts. The belt is worn on the skin, like a jewel. Simple and transformable pieces among the garments, perfect for travel. The cult piece? The sunglasses with visor.
Chanel Cruise 2020 2021 bags
In such a summer setting, the Vanity Case in rattan, calfskin, and silver metal, the hobo bags in fabric and the maxi sponge shoulder straps could not be missing. The latter are worn in contrast with tiny bags to be hung around the neck like a necklace or worn at the waist like a belt. There are, of course, also warmer materials, declined in bright shades like yellow, and jewel bags, studded with applications. Also central are small or large bucket bags and bowling bags.
Chanel Cruise 2020 2021 shoes
They range from flat sandals with mini platform in straw and leather, to gold bon ton ballet flats, to precious gold sandals with décor flowers.
The comment by Chanel’s creative director Virginie Viard
“Initially I had Capri in mind, but we didn’t succeed because of the blockade,” said the designer, “So we had to adapt: not only did we decide to use fabrics that we already had, but the collection, more generally, has evolved towards a trip to the Mediterranean … The islands, the scent of eucalyptus, the pink shades of bougainvillea. It has a free and relaxed allure inspired by the legendary actresses of the 60s, when they went on holiday to the French Riviera and France “.