Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2012 – Chanel

Does anyone else feel a bit like a Dementor just walked into the room?

We do. And not just because that’s Uncle Karl Lagerfeld up there, and honestly, he scares us, but because this whole Chanel collection is just a bit… dark, really. Literally, we mean: it’s a sea of black clothes, with hardly a “pop” of colour to be found. And, you know, we sometimes hate the whole “pop of colour” thing. We’re mostly OK with all black, all the time. But looking at this gallery made us dread winter even more than we usually do – and we usually dread winter a lot. 

What’s the verdict, Fashion Jurors? Are you OK with the complete lack of colour here, or does this make you think the colourblocking trend maybe wasn’t so bad after all?

[Images: PRPhotos.com]

6 Comments

  • March 7, 2012

    Erna

    Personally I don’t like all black, to me colour is vital.

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  • March 8, 2012

    Phil

    Its extremely boring and safe. You would think we could have gotten a lot more from Uncle Karl, besides his OTT black ego

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  • March 10, 2012

    Jeannine

    I like black, and I like gray. The problem is when it is done in such a very boring way, without any other pieces with color in it. I think what makes monotone outfits work so well is that you are usually surrounded by a sea of color, and the lack of color stands out. I wish Chanel would have been more inventive here.

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  • March 11, 2012

    renee

    Disagree.
    This is a great collection. Subtle and beautiful, natural and synthetic. There is more to clothing than just color.
    Dark colors work much better here here for me. I would cut out the color altogether from this collection.

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  • March 11, 2012

    renee

    oops, i used the word color a bit too much in that last post sorry didn’t re-read it

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  • March 16, 2012

    Rock Hyrax

    I hope the black and grey thing catches on – I like this collection.

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