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Tailored Tweed Runways

Chanel Spring 2013 Revamps Oversized Blazers and Overdoses on Pearls

— October 3, 2012 — Luxury
The Chanel Spring 2013 Collection will capture the hearts of the sophisticated and elegant. With an astonishing amount of pearls, the clothing reaps the extensive stench of ultra luxury. The Chanel runway sported top models as they strutted down the catwalk in monochromatic threads -- a definite style craze for the spring season. With strapless maxi dresses to knee length pencil skirts, the collection continues to hone in on the glamorous Parisian lifestyle.

Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld draws back to the era of Coco Chanel and her extensive work with the brand. Chanel incorporates tailored tweed in the Chanel Spring 2013 collection -- a classic staple for the fashion house. The oversized blazers stray off of the previous seasons slim look.
Trend Themes
1. Tailored Tweed - Opportunities for designers to bring back classic styles in new, innovative ways using fabrics like tweed.
2. Monochromatic Threads - Chance for brands to explore using one color in various shades to create chic, minimalist fashion collections.
3. Excessive Luxury - Potential for high-end brands to tap into the market for indulgent, opulent clothing and accessories.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - Designers and brands in the fashion industry can draw inspiration from Chanel's use of classic fabrics and minimalist monochromatic colors, and explore the trend of indulgent luxury fashion.
2. Textile Manufacturing - Opportunities for textile manufacturers and suppliers to cater to the increased demand for high-quality woven fabrics, such as tweed.
3. Luxury Goods - Brands in the luxury goods industry can adapt to the trend of excessive luxury in fashion and integrate it into their brand messaging and products.
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