“Suddenly, Cuba is the most talked-about thing in the world and we’re the first with fashion.” ~ Karl Lagerfeld
As with the rest of the fashion industry, we are obsessing over the the Chanel Resort 2017 collection. We were completely blown away with the entire Havana experience. Karl Lagerfeld brilliantly connected us to this collection by including personal touches, like his love for Latin music and Cuba’s rich culture. He told WWD he found it all “beautiful in a way. The colors, the cars, there’s something very touching about it. Cuba is like nothing else in the world. It has an identity I love, and I always wanted to go, but I need a professional reason.”
Guests were chauffeured to Havana’s Paseo de Prado, the dividing line between Old and New Havana, in more than 100 brightly colored convertibles from the 40’s and 50’s. A colonial avenue was transformed into a runway and the VIP seating consisted of park benches. The sounds of Latin music filled the air as models graced the runway in looks inspired by the elegance of pre-revolutionary Cuba. Heavily influenced by the 20’s and 30’s, the looks included sequinned berets, fedoras and spectator shoes. As an added touch of amazing, the show ended with a conga line of models and dancers. Please take a peek at some of our favorite looks from this amazing collection. Coco Cuba is truly fashion history.
Photos courtesy of WWD