The One Chanel Men’s Look
The media buzz surrounding anything Chanel is utterly impressive. A store opening gets celebrities and socialites from every city to shop Chanel, wear Chanel and show up to support Chanel. A new handbag or shoe sideswipes the fashion industry like a bus to Regina George and leaves us breathlessly needing it with a need something fierce. I feel like this overwhelming need to do the same every time I watch the Chanel shows. Obviously because I love womenswear and the construction behind it blah blah blah… BUT ALSO because of the few menswear looks Karl produces every year.
For Chanel Spring 2014 there wasn’t as many menswear looks as there typically is in any given Chanel Ready-To-Wear show but the one look Lagerfeld produced was fun and inspirational. The obvious artist (painter) inspired 3-D print took on a whole new realm of literal interpretation as the model held an easel and brushes! I suppose the concept is that this one guy (Marlon Teixeria) was the painter and actually painted the pieces! How fun! If you look close you can see that the (at a distance) print which seems to be just a colorful print is actually the work of high def digital print of thick brush strokes.
Also if you look closely you can see the little periwinkle Chanel logo in the red and brown brush strokes. Cute! And speaking of cute… Look at those adorable little sneakers. They’re perfect. But they are also SO Spring so please wait until the weather is appropriate to wear these… or travel somewhere where it is hot hot hot. Also note the matching multicolored typographical “Chanel” written all over the leather on the shoes as well as the handle of the bag that’s resting on his shoulder. Too much? Nah!
Images from Style.com