"I research with instinct, you see. It has to be a vague impression, but don't get into the details. Reinvent the details," says designer Karl Lagerfeld when describing his approach to the latest Chanel Resort 2014 collection.
The seasonal offerings for this vacation season showed like the wardrobe for the timeless elegance that has come to characterize the Chanel identity. Indeed, there was vast attention payed to each garment with intricate embroidery, prim tailoring and the ever-present pearl trope.
Lagerfeld is nothing if not consistent in his ability take from cultural inspiration and refine key themes to create collections that are both fresh and true to the French maison's stylizes aesthetic. Taking from the finest of South-East Asian cultural elements, the Chanel Resort 2014 embodies the spirit of luxurious leisure.