A year after Karl Lagerfeld passing away, Virginie Viard intends to usher in her own vision for the brand – one largely stripped of the fantasy to reveal its most commercial core.
With her last ready-to-wear collection, she telegraphed a smart inclination to move Chanel in a younger direction. There was a lot to take in, from casual knits to more formal taffeta dresses. The shoe of the season was a practical folded boot, most often seen in black and brown, grounding everything from tear-away track pants to long tweed coats. On the accessories front, there was Byzantine jewelry, tights with tiny Chanel logos serving as polka dots and camellias and bows to hold back the hair.