As one of the most prominent fashion houses and trendsetting institutions of the world, this iconic couture design house lives up to the hype with the Chanel Pre-Fall 2012 collection. Guided by Karl Lagerfeld, this PF line will transport next year’s fashion to colonial India.

Do not be alarmed, the bold look of Bollywood tackiness is more tame this time around as a blend of fabrics and beads will take center stage in the Chanel Pre-Fall 2012 collection. The collection, aptly named Chanel by way of Bombay, featured saris and long tunics, items that will probably be hot in the next years carrying through the summer and into the winter months.

Will headpieces and nose ornaments in gold crowd the market? Whether or not the Chanel Pre-Fall 2012 line inspires a major fashion fad in the new year, I am sure Chanel’s influence will at least inject the stores with subtle elements of Indian attire such as embroidery, gold jewelry and colorful, yet luxurious fabrics.