Tapping into the Karl Lagerfeld era, Chanel’s nostalgic elements resurfaced at the Spring/Summer 2022 runway presentation at Paris Fashion Week.

As an ode to the 1980s, the house’s Creative Director, Virginie Viard ensured the show was nothing short of elements from Chanel’s core DNA.

From classic tweed suits to chiffon galore, every look was ready to transport its audience to the picturesque city of St. Tropez.

Chanel SS22 runway


Set apart from the stoic model walks, the muses embodied a new spirit. Strutting down the runway to a cover of George Michael’s Freedom! said it all.

Taking notes from an era of excess, the bold yet elegant looks have already made headlines. The show had thrown it back to one of the most eclectic decades in fashion, by infusing a fresh new pulse.

In regard to what the collection included, Viard said, “A lot of very simple bathing suits in gold or white with black trimmings. Short dresses in pink or mauve tweed, fishnet skirts, jackets embellished with multicolour crochet and denim suits.”

Chanel SS22 lily moss

With accessories being a key component of any show, Chanel’s looks highlighted nothing different. With vintage chained belts, statement tote bags and modernised Mary-Janes, adorning the runway, we couldn’t help but feel the air of romanticism exuded at the presentation.

As Karl Lagerfeld’s legacy continues to flow through generations, Viard embodied the houses’ creative principles as she closely worked alongside him. By writing a new chapter in Chanel’s book, elements recalled from its past undoubtedly resides closely with its codes.

Watch Chanel’s Spring/Summer presentation below:

With such an awe-inspiring collection taking centre stage at fashion week this year, we’re on the lookout for what the coming summer has in store for us.

To view the full collection visit chanel.com

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Images: Supplied  and Feature image: Photography by Inez & Vinodh