After becoming head designer for such an influential label, Karl Lagerfeld has rightful ownership for maintenance of the collection, as Gabrielle Coco Chanel did in the late 20th century. The House of Chanel is known for its chic designs and permanent trends the little black dress and sophisticated pearls. They say that the hardest thing to realize about fashion is that the future lies in the past.
Yet, since taking over of the House of Chanel, German Designer Lagerfeld has not stopped at any cost to make the fashion pioneer’s legacy live on. He proved this in his first runway show after becoming Chanel’s head designer in 1983.
Now, decades later, the eminent Lagerfeld is still making headlines with his exclusive collections. But what is different about this collection that has every critic talking, all the stylists gossiping and every journalist writing?
Lagerfeld’s 2012 Fall Couture Collection is unlike any other and it’s a never seen before style, but being different is expected from him.
During this catwalk, Lagerfeld runs the tweed skirt suits and shimmering stockings, he adds a neck tie piece and matching clutches to the suits. Lagerfeld titles this collection “New Vintage” and tells fashion week, “These clothes are for a world of privileged people.” He goes on to explain his approach on the line saying, ”Vintage is depressing, but ‘new vintage’ is something to come. It’s preparation for something that could last.”
It couldn’t have been said better. Lagerfeld’s Fall Couture Collection is something built from preparation and the catwalk proved this, especially with the patchwork tweed jackets and skirt suits, which were first resurrected by Coco Chanel the 1950′s.
Now that the catwalk is complete, the finale look is of a bride’s gown modeled by Lindsey Wixson. The breathtaking gown with feathers around the face instead of a veil has reviewers wondering what is to come for Chanel in the future.
Is this a taste of what Lagerfeld is about to do for upcoming seasons? Bridal, perhaps? Or is it really Couture? Either way, Lagerfeld always steps up to the plate and the “New Vintage” is definitely better than the old.