Chanel Spring 2019 Show Transformed the Runway Into The Beach ⇒ When it comes to runway shows, Chanel has gotten us used to over-the-top and extravagant presentations. But Chanel’s Spring 2019 show, held Paris’s Grand Palais, transformed the space into Chanel By The Sea, a sandy and serene beach getaway complete with its own ocean and on-duty lifeguard. Today, CovetED brings you a closer look at this collection that will most likely become one of Chanel’s most iconic shows.
Models walked barefoot, carrying their shoes in hand as they walked the sand-filled runway. The scenic beachscape was even complete with its own tiki hut and mini boardwalk, which Karl Lagerfeld later took his final bow on.
As for the collection, it was the kind of beachwear that would make you want to book a one-way ticket to Chanel Beach asap. There were oversized straw hats, vacation-ready swimsuits, and Chanel logos everywhere, in the form of belts, jewellery, in hats and all over the garments.
The classic Chanel tweed and suits made a strong comeback, along with a lineup of colourful sundresses and swimwear looks. The classic look was reinvented for a more laid-back and summery setting—especially ideal if you have to take a meeting on the Mediterranean.
Accessory-wise, there were bags and sandals that will have us all counting down the days until next spring/summer. An array of colourful logo sandals were carried down the runway in pinks, blues, and a classic black and white logo flat that’s sure to take over amongst the fashion crowd next season. Most interesting, however, was the fact that models carried not one, but two Chanel handbags at a time. After all, more is more in the land of Chanel.
There were some surprises, namely that bike shorts and even leggings have officially landed the Chanel seal of approval. After taking over street style and appearing on countless runways this season, the throwback spandex look hit the runways at Chanel, too.