Karl Lagerfeld from the house of Chanel likes three things about Russia: Constructivism, Russian folklore and Imperial Russia, including Catherine the Great and Faberge.
In this collection for "pre-fall" 2009, Lagerfeld and Chanel mix it all together in an awe-inspiring line that features simple coats, tweed suits with military accessories, tubular knits, and babushka shoulders.
Implications - Historic and cultural influences offer a veritable smorgasbord of inspiration for companies and designers willing to look, and when historic sensibilities get mixed with modern ones, the resulting creation is often unlike anything that either time has seen before. This means that those who have the foresight to experiment between old and new have a great opportunity to offer consumers something that is altogether new and exciting.
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