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In the dollhouse

The name Karl Lagerfeld has become synonymous with three things – black shades, white ponytails and mesmerising couture fashion shows. Head Designer and Creative Director of fashion house, Chanel, his Spring/Summer 16 presentation at the Grand Palais was no exception.

The enchanting set design featured a minimalistic, life-size dollhouse. Built from wooden beams and centred on geometric green gardens, it beautifully married fashion and sustainability, creating a renewed focus on an eco-conscious, recyclable, green theme.

Fashion’s it-girls, Kendall Jenner and sisters, Gigi and Bella Hadid among other models graced the runway in a colour palette that I adore. They were dressed in ivory, white, rose gold, grey, silver and black. The texture of the clothing was beautiful. Lagerfeld focused heavily on embellishment, delicate beading, intricate embroidery and lace infused with plant and geometric prints that mimicked the natural patterns and shapes that emerge within nature – a stunning take on fashion meets flora.

*The original version of this article was first published on 14/02/16.

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