If you’re on the fashion side of social media, then you know that earlier this week, celebrities, Chanel ambassadors, and friends of the House all trekked to LA for the Chanel Cruise 2023/34 show. The show itself was held at Hollywood’s legendary Paramount Studios melding the worlds of fashion, sport, and cinema. Oozing the energetic spirit of the 1970s and 80s plus the glamour of the 1920s and 30s, the collection as a whole is an eclectic mix of silhouettes. From chic separates to rhinestoned hot pants and tiny denim shorts to eveningwear that feels quintessentially Chanel, the Cruise 2024 is Virginie Viard’s imaginative exploration of Chanel’s historic codes.
“The idea is to offer a breath of fresh air, a voyage, a light-hearted and happy fantasy” – Virginie Viard
Colorful Totes, Sequined Flaps, and More
As for the bags, a variety of silhouettes were presented, with some models showing off the double bagged look, juxtaposing colorful flap bags with ombré iterations of the Deauville. Coco-logoed sequined flaps add a touch of glamour alongside stunning metallic leathers presented throughout. A hint of novelty, one model was spotted carrying a minaudière in the shape of a vehicle – a true ode to Karl Lagerfeld, the king of novelty. The multi-colored palette is bold and vibrant but is meant to be balanced by Chanel’s more traditional tones of muted pastels and emblematic white and black. Take a look below at bags from the runway, images courtesy of Chanel.