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The Coco Beach 2021 Collection arrives at Chanel boutiques

Your mind might not automatically go to Chanel when you think of beachwear, but the House’s latest collection will have you dreaming of lazy days lounging on the sand in Hawaii.

The new Coco Beach 2021 Collection is a love letter to summer with its nostalgic tropical print, while its black-and-white colour palette is Chanel simplicity at its finest.

Belgian singer Angèle is the face of the Chanel Coco Beach 2021 campaign, and she loves the fact the collection allows for comfort on hot summer days.

“Comfort has always been important to me because I’m very active,” says Angèle.

“I find it hard to wear things that restrict my movements. And sometimes it’s to the detriment of style, because what’s comfortable is not always the most beautiful.

“But at Chanel, there’s always been this desire to combine the two. That’s what really attracts me to this House and to the history of Gabrielle Chanel, what she wanted to bring to women, this liberation.”

The Chanel Coco Beach 2021 collection is now available in a selection of Chanel boutiques around the world.

Watch: Prada Fall/Winter 2021 Women’s Collection

It’s been all eyes on the Prada Cup of late but fashion fans rejoice, there wasn’t a sail in sight at Prada’s Milan Fashion Week presentation, which streamed live at 2am NZT on Friday, 26 February.

The second womenswear collection since fashion tour de force Raf Simons joined Miuccia Prada at the brand’s helm last year, the collection picked up where Prada’s SS20/21 left off, taking inspiration from the ever-changing relationship between technology and humanity, and its evolution from being a sometimes-source of disconnection in our lives, to the thing that has brought us all together throughout the past year, allowing us to communicate and simulate a kind of closeness, despite being physically distanced from one another.

Watch the show below