Posts Tagged ‘ Chanel ’

Chanel Fall collection very ‘cool’. Minus four, in fact.

// Chanel launched their Fall 2010 ready-to-wear in Paris a few weeks ago, and what a way to kick off the season with none other than iceberg’s transported from Scandinavia.

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The iceberg’s weighed in at 265 tons and stood at 28 feet high.

At the Grand Palais (where the show took place), the room temperature had to be consistently monitored to ensure it was kept at four degrees below Celsius to keep the ice in tact. The iceberg took a total of 6 days and 35 ice sculpters, who were sourced from all over the world. During the show, the models stomped through the shallow puddles around the enormous icebergs, wetting the fur on their boots.

On top of this collection being breathtakingly brilliant, what I loved most is that even though Karl Lagerfeld used an abundance of fur for this season, every single inch was fake. While this issue has been taking flight for quite some time, the number of designers that still refuse to concede to faux-fur is astounding. Seriously, why use real fur when you can fake it?

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// Bear-Z

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Are clogs this season’s staple? I doubt it, but read on.

// I want to take you back for a moment to the late nineties when snap pants and Hawaiian shirts were every kid’s dream outfit. At around the time of this cringe-worthy fashion trend, I saved up my weekly pocket money and went out to buy myself a pair of clogs (don’t lie, I know you did too). I thought I was ridiculously cool because not only did I now, in my mind, dress like my favourite Spice Girl, but I had a new trendy pair of clogs to team with my beige cargo pants and favourite Winnie the Pooh t-shirt. The clog fashion trend lasted barely a month, and as quickly as they came in to fashion, I found myself sooner rather than later having to bid farewell to my favourite pair of shoes to the local Salvo’s bin. I hit rock bottom.

Around last September, I was browsing the Chanel website (I guess this could almost be considered apart of my daily routine) when I noticed Karl Lagerfeld had ingeniously reinvented the clog as part of the Autumn/Winter collection. I must say there are very rare moments in my life where I disagree with Lagerfeld. You know when your parents tell you to clean your room, and although you may not necessarily want or need to, you do it because you have to? I guess that’s how you could compare my relationship with Chanel. I’m a sucker for absolutely anything that has the eminent back-to-back patent C’s on it because, well, I have to. Clogs and all. Unconditional love, I think they call it.

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The revamp of the ‘Clog’, by Chanel.

Because we are a few seasons behind on our side of the globe here in Down Under, clogs have just started becoming a trend in stores. Although at first I was somewhat apprehensive about the re-vamp of the clog, the brand Funkis in particular has changed my initial perception. In fact, I couldn’t think of a better way to accessorise your Autumn/Winter wardrobe. I assure you that there is an enormous difference between the Funkis design and the traditional Swedish ‘Klompen’ design (which apparently means ‘painful torture of the foot’). 

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Funkis Clog in patent, $139.

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Funkis Clog in Nude, $139

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Funkis Clog-Sandal in red, $139

Check out Melbourne designer Gorman at GPO on Bourke Street, Melbourne. To shop online, hit up funkis.com.

I’ll let you decide. To clog, or not to clog? That is this season’s question.
// Bearsie