Every year, Chanel‘s grand Cruise collections are inspired by a different locale, which also hosts an enormous crew of fashion luminaries for the collection’s runway show. This year, creative director Karl Lagerfeld got particularly ambitious: he pinned the collection to Cuba, which had only months prior announced it would open itself more to the world than it had in decades. Lagerfeld knows a press opportunity when he sees it, even if Cuba’s high poverty levels and history of oppression were a difficult backdrop for an extremely high-end fashion show.
Cuba does have aesthetic beauty in spades, though, and the country’s vibrant palette looks beautiful on Chanel’s wide range of Cruise 2017 bags, which have just arrived in the brand’s boutiques. The rainbow-dyed Boy Bags are an immediate standout, just as they were on the runway earlier this year, but the collection includes dozens of beautiful bags for shoppers you want something a little lighter and less formal from the staid French house. Check out all the bags from the collection’s new lookbook, as well as their prices, below.