We were lucky enough to be able to view the Chanel Spring 2013 collection when it made its rounds in the brand’s NYC offices late last month. Chanel is always a treat, and this season really spoke to me. The bags are fun and modern, with an athletic and geometric touch. We’ve talked quite a bit about the Chanel Hula Hoop Bag but another standout from the collection is the Chanel Plexiglas Clutch.
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If you have a Twitter account, an Instagram account or make a habit of consuming Internet fashion news more than, say, once every three months, you’ve probably seen a picture of the Chanel Hula Hoop Bag. Hell, in the design’s short life, it’s appeared on this blog three separate times, not including the picture above. It’s the type of media-savvy move at which Chanel is so talented; a bold, photograph-friendly piece on the runway will get you an amount of attention and buzz on the Internet that is well-nigh priceless, in advertising terms.
When you look at the crop of handbags that went down the runway for Spring 2013, it’s no doubt that the industry is looking to move forward, and sooner rather than later. The best collections of the season are dotted with futuristic materials from neoprene to see-through vinyl to highly pigmented acrylics, and as always, Chanel is among the brands leading the way into the new look.
Most of the talk surrounding the Chanel Spring 2013 accessories revolves around the infamous Hula Hoop Bag. When you design a bag so insanely out-of-the-box, the press will flood in and chatter about it for days. Yesterday, Vlad and I were invited to see the Chanel Spring 2013 accessories up close and personal. As the elevator door opened, the Hula Hook bag greeted us.
January Jones was spotted gallivanting around Pasadena with her Chanel Chain-Handle Quilted Tote this past weekend. And of course, by “gallivanting,” we mean performing totally mundane, everyday tasks, like buying groceries. Stars, they’re just like us! Occasionally. They shop at Whole Foods! They buy overpriced juices! They get assailed by paparazzi while waiting patiently at the olive bar!
We are huge Chanel lovers around these parts, and if you visit our site you know this fact very well. The Classic Flap is the ultimate timeless bag and Chanel continuously creates different varieties of the design to please its massive fanbase.
For the Spring 2013 pre-collection, Chanel is taking a cue from the 70s with a white and pink Chanel Tie Dye Effect Classic Flap.
There’s nothing better than when it looks like a designer had fun creating a collection, and this season, Karl Lagerfeld seems to be having a ball (or maybe a hoop, but we talked about that yesterday). First, at Fendi, Lagerfeld sent out an exuberantly forward-thinking collection full of technical wizardry and big, angular ideas, and then yesterday at Chanel, he delivered a set of Chanel staples writ large – necklaces and bracelets made of tight clusters of enormous pearls, the brand’s traditional jackets cut big and boxy, the aforementioned hoop-mounted Chanel Classic Flap Bag.
The designers of today may not have all taken to social media, but most of them are embracing it in their own ways. While Chanel isn’t busy building a major Twitter presence, the brand and its designer, Karl Lagerfeld, are busy thinking of coy ways to get everyone talking about their designs and shows. Runway pieces are not always meant to be wearable; rather, they are sometimes meant to make a statement.
Who would have thought that Jennifer Lopez, who I first remember from playing the lead in the movie Selena, would end up being the triple threat powerhouse that she is today? Earlier this morning, Jennifer Lopez attended her first show of the season in Paris, and what better way to kick it off than with Chanel? Instead of showing up by herself, J.