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The Chanel Resort 2015 Collection is a Nod to Oriental Inspirations

By: Jana Pijak - Published: May 14, 2014 • References: chanel and style
The Chanel Resort 2015 collection was presented in Dubai this season, a place that its chief designer Karl Lagerfeld had not visited in over a decade. Lagerfeld described the gorgeous city as "The next step, the new reality," referring to its futuristic architecture and ultra-luxe lifestyle.

Despite of Dubai's futuristic setting, Lagerfeld's clothes paid tribute to a past era aesthetic. The designer took inspiration from Paul Poiret's Eastern-inspired fashions of 19th century Paris that evoked a sense of freedom and effortless elegance.

The Chanel Resort 2015 collection is Lagerfeld's "idea of a romantic, modern Orient, a new One Thousand and One Nights." From metallic suit silhouettes to printed kaftan dresses, the collection paired print with over-the-top hair styling and smoky eye cosmetic looks.