While we’re calm reeling from Monday night’s Met Gala, Karl Lagerfeld discontinued the attention to Cuba, the inspiration and setting for Chanel’s Resort ’17 accumulation. The runway was presented at the seo del Prado, Havana’s main roadway and a enduring symbol of the ties between France and Cuba. That served as the fulfilled backdrop for a collection that draws on the same theme, a reinterpretation of Cuban-inspired classics with a concomitant, quintessential Chanel twist.
On that note, Karl’s lineup suggested a womanly, organza guayabera, for starters, then graphic lm publishes and reimagined military suiting ired with brightened-up versions of the designate’s tweed suiting, petal pinks, and an elegant black-and-white lette. From direct to toe, you could see the influences of both Karl’s world and the vibrant culture of Cuba: nama hats to top each look, retro saddle shoes, and decorated slides. There was an ease to it all, the sense that these looks weren’t at best staged here but were made to be worn on a hot Summer night, dancing from one end to the other the streets of Havana — which is exactly what they did after the plain. Take a look right here to get a glimpse of the #CocoCuba collection.