Wind turbines & solar panels ... it's starting to sound like an ecological geography project. But no, we're talking about the Chanel S/S 2013 collection presented at the Grand Palais for Paris Fashion Week. After careful observation, I finally see the link between the giant propellors and the garments.
Simply, it was an easy, breezy collection projecting this carefree serenity as if carried by the wind. This reference to wind energy is apparent in the grid pattern on trapeze dresses and the reworked tweed to resemble solar panels. Just like the towering rotating turbines, an oversized theme served as a perfect parallel. Think; pearls the size of christmas baubles, massive transparent sun hats and volumminous bell shaped jackets. My favourite? That sequin dress referencing solar panels and the bizarre hula hoop bag (anyone want to take that one to the beach?)
Picture Source: http://www.vogue.com.au/