Runway Report: Chanel Fall 2015

As much as we adore the bi-annual globe trot that we like to call fashion month, there’s no denying by the time we hit Paris we’re seeing model-clad catwalks in our sleep. But leave it to Lagerfeld to kick our case of fashion fatigue with a double dose of coffee and Chanel.  Karl transformed the Grand Palais into ‘Brasserie Gabriel,’ the perfect Parisian café complete with baristas serving up double shots. Lagerfeld, on the other hand, was serving up contemporary classics with a whopping 97 looks.

The design house’s classic quilting took on new bubbled and bowed proportions on hangbags, suiting separates, and outerwear. Boucles, tweeds, and buffalo plaids were reimagined into quilted bomber jackets, oversized anoraks, and caped tops. A-line and midi-skirts layered over leather joggers and lace leggings, belted with simple black ribbon or gold coin belts, and paired with sling-back cap-toe heels. Layers of frothy lace collars, origami organza finally made way for a finale of little black babydoll dresses. Both a little bit uptown and a little bit downtown, the collection was Coco embodied in the now, playing modern day muse to Lagerfeld’s ever-on-point design vision.

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Sarah Bertness is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer covering the arts, music, fashion and culture. She has a love for all things avant-garde, late night rock and roll, wanderlust, and a good dose of fringe and gold sequins. You can follow her musings on Twitter and Instagram @sarahbertness.