It’s been a while since I’ve posted a collection on the blog, which is something I used to do quite frequently. In particular, when I first started this blog back in 2009. Fashion is something I have always loved, but as the years have gone by I have found myself more drawn to styling than design. Every now and then though, a collection will take my breath away.
As soon as I laid eyes on these incredible images from the Chanel Fall 2018 Ready to Wear Collection, I just knew I had to post them. Transforming the Grand Palais into an ethereal woodland retreat would have been no easy feat – in fact when I first saw these images I genuinely thought the show had been hosted in an actual forest!
The quite literal combination of nature and fall fashion is precisely what I love the most about the fashion industry – applying it to real life. When I think about the layers of the cooler months I don’t just think about double-breasted coats with gold detailing, I think of the trees and hot coffee and drizzly days spent inside on the couch.
This collection is of course, aspirational. It reminds me of Saturdays spent ambling through the cosmetics section in Myer and David Jones in the city and dreaming of one day being the kind of woman who could own some Chanel in their wardrobe. It reminds me of the first time I watched The Devil Wears Prada and of those first two blissful seasons of Gossip Girl. It encompasses that nostalgic feeling I get when I remember how I first felt when I laid my eyes on all of those beautiful coats, scarves and elegant details.
It also reminds me of the countryside, and how very happy I am to live in it. I want to go exploring in my own forest, early in the morning, rugged up in my finest autumn attire.
Chanel, you will forever keep me nostalgic and yet inspired for the future all at once.
Images via Vogue
What are your thoughts on the collection?