Thursday, February 05, 2009

Monochrome White

Chanel 2009 Spring-Summer Haute Couture
" a linear and timeless graphic interpretation"

Paper is the theme for the couture collection this season. Designer Karl Lagerfield say's that paper is the fabric that he prefers most..."I love paper! Everything begins on paper. Without paper I would be lost!"

The collection is minimal and sophisticate. All of the luxurious details, from the embroidery to the fabric, are more suggestive than overt. The monochrome collection is first and foremost a "game of lines and shapes" with floral explosions and minute details that color the collection.

I really love the beautiful pop up decor that they designed to showcase the new line. The grandiose d├ęcor was made up of monochrome arrangements of roses, daises, leaves and petals winding their way up and around the room's 32 impressive columns and draped over the railings along the entry stairway where the models appeared. Not to mention 84 tabletop bouquets. All in all, there were 7000 handmade paper flowers, which took a total of 4800 hours of work to assemble. 4000 m2 of paper were needed to create these paper delights.

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