Take a trip around the Mediterranean with Chanel

Chanel takes us on a trip around the Mediterranean with its new Cruise 2020/21 collection. A free, laid-back allure inspired by the legendary actresses of the 1960s when they would holiday on the Italian and the French Riviera. «Initially I had Capri in mind, where the show was supposed to take place, but didn’t happen in the end because of lockdown,» says Virginie «So we had to adapt: not only did we decide to use fabrics that we already had, but the collection, more generally, evolved towards a trip around the  Mediterranean… The islands, the scent of the eucalyptus, the pink shades of the bougainvillea.»

 

©Chanel/ photo: Karim Sadli

 

«Balade en Méditérranée» is collection conceived to travel light with «a wardrobe that can be carried in a little suitcase on wheels, a shopper and an embroidered handbag», a few easy to wear, multipurpose items of clothing that all go together perfectly, and can even be transformed: long skirts become strapless dresses when pulled up, long jackets in black chiffon can be worn by day over a triangle bikini, or  by  night with an embroidered bandeau top and jeans  «and if worn over bare skin, it becomes a déshabillé.» The dresses in fine transparent lame are coupled with jackets that can be untied and slipped over a pair of crêpe shorts, while wraparound dresses and skirts liberate movement. Bougainvillea pink illuminates suits in leather as supple as a second skin, and in tweed that’s been left unlined for more fluidity.

 

 

©Chanel/ photo: Julien Martinez Leclerc

 

©Chanel/ photo: Karim Sadli

 

©Chanel/ photo: Karim Sadli

 

©Chanel/ photo: Karim Sadli

 

©Chanel/ photo: Julien Martinez Leclerc

 

©Chanel/ photo: Julien Martinez Leclerc

 

©Chanel/ photo: Karim Sadli

 

©Chanel/ photo: Julien Martinez Leclerc

 

©Chanel/ photo: Julien Martinez Leclerc

 

©Chanel/ photo: Julien Martinez Leclerc

 

A collection of refined simplicity, to be discovered on chanel.com.