For the past several seasons, Chanel has leaned heavily on themes to inform its collections, and its accessory design in particular. First came art school, then protest rallies, and with them some huge hits and notable misses in the bag department. For Fall 2015, Chanel certainly still has a theme (the French brasserie), but the bags feel more balanced--most of them are just straight-up beautiful, with a few theme pieces sprinkled throughout.
The collection was full of Chanel classics, including the Classic Flap, Reissue and Boy Bag. Many of them were adorned with mosaic tiles or metallic accents, and a few of them reflected the restaurant theme; notably, one Reissue was studded with tiny utensils, and another clutch was made to look like two small stacks of plates. Perhaps the most clever implementation was a clutch adorned with a metal fork, twirling a few strands of pearls as though they were pasta.
There was still a bit of weirdness, though; several models wore knitted vests that had awkward kangaroo pouches at the back, and several of the bags were made of puffed and scrunched leather, which looked a little like a matte garbage bag. On the whole, though, Chanel produced a strong collection that contained the kinds of bags the brand's fans will no doubt find enchanting.
[Photos via Style.com]
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