Life’s Sweet In Karl’s Candy Shop!

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Yesterday at Seoul’s Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Lagerfeld and friends rolled out Chanel’s most exuberant resort collection in recent memory. Chanel’s Resort and Cruise collections for 2015/16 is a technicolour mish mash of old and new.  The set,catwalk outfits and accessories for the show looked tailor made for many an Instagram photo opportunity. #ChanelCruiseSeoul has been a popular hashtag and has generated over 8,700 posts to Insta!

Amongst the throng of celebs including Gisele Bunchen, Barbara Palvin, Tilda Swinton and Kirsten Stewart, many guests seized the opportunity to capture every candy-coloured moment.

Karl has upped the quirk factor to the max with Resort ’16; think Mary-Janes teamed with socks, stacked accessories, coloured tweeds topping geometrics and thick candy stripes.

Large leia-esque buns were also a key to the Resort girls’ look, made up of braids intentionally clashing with the models’ natural hair colours.

Karl’s latest collection is Chanel’s take on traditional South Korean style; this simple yet stunning pink hambok dress is the perfect example of how Chanel has made that oriental connection.

Colour, colour and more colour! That’s something yesterday’s show wasn’t short of; guests got candy-hued stools to perch on while catwalkers made their way across the Twister-like rainbow spotted floor.

One of the nicest touches of yesterday’s show was the miniature confectionary carnival organized by Chanel for kids outside of Dongdaemun, to honour National Children’s Day in Korea, which is today.

With the more grown-up after party, Karl did as Chanel would…

With soft lighting and a relaxed pastel-aura, and not forgetting those famous camellias!


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