Chanel's pre-fall 2010 show took place in Shanghai with the beautiful Chinese skyline in the background. The Chanel Paris - Shanghai Metiers d'Art collection was nothing short of amazing! The coats (men's and women's) were fantastic with luxurious materials and embroidery. Some were made from tweed and quilting, while others were embroidered to the max with beads and jewelry to compliment the complexity.
I desperatly need these boots!
This one has an amazing 1950's feel to it. She looks like the poster girl for an army wife.
We see inspiration from the Imperial court, the Terracotta Army (funerary art buried with the first emperor of Qin.) and Chinese Cinema. Below we have captured a few images of these inspirations in actuallity so you can see the inspiration for yourselves.
Karl Lagerfeld describes is collection as "It's about the idea of China, not the reality. It has the spirit of and is inspired by, but unrelated to China."
How perfectly simple is this dress?
Another thing we are loving about this collection is the makeup! Loving those heavy slanted brows and the extended eyeliner, all matched with those rice workers hats and traditional Mandarin Qipao gowns.
Loving this one! The boys I know need this jacket!
I'm not normally a fan of red boots (usually they are too Superman for me) but they work well here.