Chanel Couture Goes “Green” For Spring 2016 With Eco-Friendly Looks

Chanel Couture, Spring/Summer 2016, Chanel, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, Karl Lagerfeld

HIGH-FASHION ECOLOGY

“Everything is about ecology, but it’s never done in a very luxurious way,” Lagerfeld explained—erroneously, in our opinion—after the show. “I liked the idea to take ecology one step further and to make a high fashion, very elegant and very luxurious version of it.”

All the paillettes and beaded embellishments were created in-house. “We had to make everything because there are no sequins in wood,” Lagerfeld said.

There were other nods to nature, as well. Birds and bees made appearances whether embroidered onto tulle or mounted onto jewelry. Everything was, in Lagerfeld’s words, “very pure, very Zen.”

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“We’re in fashion and at the moment ecology is part of the expression of our time, what fashion is supposed to be,” he added.

It’s a remarkable turnaround for the German designer, who once mused out loud if global warming was “maybe all nonsense”—after flying in a 265-ton glacier from northern Sweden for a show, that is.

Tokenism or not, the collection had people talking, which was precisely the point.

Still, Lagerfeld couldn’t resist at least one dig at the activist crowd. “Sustainable fashion shouldn’t look like some sloppy, demonstration stuff,” he quipped.

Classic Karl.

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One Response to “Chanel Couture Goes “Green” For Spring 2016 With Eco-Friendly Looks”

  1. linamayorga20 says:

    My question is : Did he really use eco-friendly materials or he just used wood chips from any tree and x plant-based materials to decorate this collection and then he just said that it is for the ecology? Because I am a fashion design student and for my thesis I am working on something similar with organic fabrics and natural dyes and this Chanel collection really confused me and all my classmates. As soon as they saw it they came to me to show me that Chanel is not eco-friendly… https://www.gofundme.com/veganthesis (my idea)
    So it is just words or they really tried to make something more sustainable?

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