The CHANEL Couture Collection at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week AW22/23 - A Hand Tailored Suit

The CHANEL Couture Collection at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week AW22/23

 A Paris Fashion Week (especially Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week) would not be without one of the most famous designer names in the industry: CHANEL. Taking place at the Étrier de Paris equestrian centre on the second day, the house's infamous reputation for tweed suits took to the runway in a variety of colours and silhouettes, giving it a modern edge that's softened through the use of embellishments. The colour palette of the collection was quite fitting for the Autumn/Winter season too with a few bright colours that really popped within the outfit and certainly within the clean interior. Have a watch of the full collection below, and let's analyse a few pieces in closer detail.

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Let's begin with the first look which appears in the video of the collection: a bright green textured two-piece skirt set that's styled with a pair of black heeled boots. The jacket is a cropped length with a four-button front and two inverted pleat patch pockets on the front, fastened down with the classic button design. The collar is a classic style also with extra stitching around the edges to reinforce the thick material and give it a strong look. The shoulders are padded and sit square across the top line, leading down into the cuffs which seem to be decorated with a plaited detail. The same patch pockets feature at the top of the maxi skirt, larger in style and positioned either side of the buttoned front. The fastenings finish level with the knee to create a practical notched hem for ease of movement. Green stands out for sure, and there were more green pieces included in the collection.

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This green in this jacket here is leaning more towards the turquoise spectrum as it is designed with hints of black and white woven into the signature tweed design the CHANEL house is known for. The jacket is outlined by these colours along the centre front, hem, cuffs and top of the patch pockets on the chest. The fastenings on the front are hidden to create a tall notched hem along the bottom and give more attention to the herringbone black and white trousers. Again, the shoulders on the jacket are padded whilst created with a soft curved line from the shoulder down to the sleeves, emphasising the elegance of the collection.

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A number of CHANEL's couture collection would combine the classic monochrome or greyscale colour palette with hints of vibrancy to create a look stronger in depth; yet those that were centred around the monochrome/greyscale scheme would continue to epitomise the elegance of the fashion house. The model here wears a single-breasted check jacket with five buttons down the front, three of them fastened. Pearls or a form of embellishment act as the four pocket jets that are angled on the front. The jacket cuffs also look to be decorated with grey buttons to pick out this colour used in the jets, whilst also bringing out the lighter grey colour of the herringbone trousers. These trousers are rather cool indeed, cropped below the knee with a contrasting check hem for definition, emphasising the subtle fullness in shape the trousers convey. Monochrome designs never fail to stun, even when used in a bold or subtle way.

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There were a few pastel shades incorporated into the collection and pastel pink was an example of such. The model above was pictured wearing what looks to be an enlarged lace pink tailored coat dress. The collar was rounded on the front to match the softness of the piece, whilst leading through to the soft shoulders with a subtle rounded finish on the seam. The cuffs, edge of the collar and across the waist is a baby pink plaited trim, also included on the patch pockets positioned below the waist to add extra texture and design. The length falls to the knee with a subtle A-line silhouette included as the dress is fastened with five silver buttons on the front. Below are a couple more examples of coats that were included in the Autumn/Winter Haute Couture collection, and a couple of classic-looking tailored suits too.

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The suit above was simply a statement amongst the collection, keeping it simple itself but beautiful in the lines and silhouette. It's a chic evening suit that's made up of a single-breasted jacket with a low-cut broach fastening that's level with the waist. The collars and lapels make way for a sleek crew neck leading into a narrow line to the fastening whilst the hem is also a little tall too and showing a slight white outline from the lining inside. The lining can be spotted more on the flash cuffs as the trousers are a straight leg (slightly loose in style) and finishing just above the toe of the boots for a chic finish. It was a very chic collection overall for the CHANEL Couture show, and below are just a few more ensembles from the collection to exhibit the details of CHANEL further.

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What was your favourite look from the collection, or indeed, your favourite detail from the show? If you've missed any of the latest runways, check out our recent blog posts below for more fashion inspiration from the latest Haute Couture Fashion Week:

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