It was a pared-back approached that creative director Virginie Viard appeared to take to the Chanel AW 20/21 collection.
â€śA very simple, very pure momentum. Romanticism but without any flourishes. Emotions but without any frills,â€ť Viard explains.
Once again it was the Grand Palais where the collection came to life, however, gone was the elaborate runway backdrop that her predecessor Karl Lagerfeld had become known for. Instead Viard reflected her interpretation of the iconic maison in her minimalist approach to the setting. â€śMovement, air… For the runway show, no frame. I donâ€™t like framing,â€ť says Viard.
For this Chanel AW 2020/21 Ready-to-Wear collection, â€śalmost no dresses, just casaques (jockey silks). Jodhpurs that open over seven-league boots, a nod to those belonging to Karl. For the first time there are press studs on the suits for a more lively gesture,â€ť continues Virginie Viard.
A simple yet timeless colour palette of plenty of jet black and white was punctuated with a hint of pale green and Chanel’s emblematic pink as well as head-turning jewellery.
Discover our favourite looks from the Chane AW 20/21 collection below.