Chanel’s Cruise 2019-20 collection was on the rails. The railroad, that is. Shown in a Coco-styled train station at Paris’ Grand Palais, this was the first presentation since the death of fashion maestro and famed Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld. The abbreviated collection on display may have had Karl’s touch (so our sources say) although he obviously was not around to design or helm the show. That task was left to his successor and long-time right hand Virginie Viard. Those looking for the beginning of a new era noted a softness or ease – a mood certainly befitting an elegant travel motif.
We break down some of the bag themes below.
Big and Beautiful
Bags were big. Literally. Lots of them and quite a number large-sized and suitable for travel.
Even the quilting was blown up.
Doubled and Tripled
Sometimes one just isn’t enough, so Chanel made multiples. Bags on bags on bags. Fortunately, they came in large and small sizes.
When you can’t decide on just one color, Chanel gives you two or three. Multicolor bags were plentiful.
A Bag to Rest Your Head On
Travel can be oh so tiring. Perhaps a pillow-shaped fluffy bag is just what you need to rest.
And Now for Something Different
What would a Chanel collection be without special minaudières? Those little treats alway catch our eye . . . along with a slightly different hand held bag. Enjoy.
Any of these bags have you catching the express train to the Chanel boutique? Let us know.
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