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The Must-See Looks from the Chanel AW20/21 Collection

It was a pared-back approached that creative director Virginie Viard appeared to take to the Chanel AW 20/21 collection.

“A very simple, very pure momentum. Romanticism but without any flourishes. Emotions but without any frills,” 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. “Movement, air… For the runway show, no frame. I don’t like framing,” says Viard.

For this Chanel AW 2020/21 Ready-to-Wear collection, “almost 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,” 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.

Kate Middleton shimmers in dress first worn by Princess Beatrice

The Duchess of Cambridge dazzled this week in a shimmering green number during her recent tour of Ireland.

Kate is, in fact, the second royal to wear this silk, midi dress by designer The Vampire’s Wife. Princess Beatrice made an appearance in the green number at the wedding of Ellie Goulding in August 2019.

 

Designer lowdown: The Vampire’s Wife

Who is this designer the royals adore? The Vampire’s Wife was launched by British designer Susie Cave in 2014. Cave is also the wife of musician Nick Cave and the brand’s name is inspired by one of his abandoned book projects. Since its launch, The Vampire’s Wife has garnered a large cult following – loved for their romantic and ethereal designs, delicate patterns and luxurious fabrics like velvet, silk and chiffon.

 

Royals in green

Olives, emeralds and sage – green is a favourite among the royal family. See below for our favourite ways the royals have rocked this colour: