Chanel's Fall-Winter 2020-2021 fashion show is sure to go down in history for a renewed sense of minimalism. Obviously, à la Chanel. Freedom in clothes is expressed through a recurring detail: press-studs that close or open the sides of tweed or black leather trousers and even oversized and long skirts. Buttons that open or close side slits but also front volumes, which let the fabric move without impediments. White leads, with a few flashes of fuchsia and mint green. In fact, the details of the accessories enrich the looks, from medieval-style jewels such as crosses and chains, the new versions of the iconic shoulder bags and the cuffed leather boots, a little gipsy princess, a little D'Artagnan and a little homage to Kaiser Karl (Lagerfeld).
Feminine and Amazonian, the collection's boots, recognizable by their large cuffs, recall the equestrian world, a great source of inspiration for Gabrielle Chanel. Creative Director Virginie Viard said, “A very simple moment, very romantic. Emotions but without frills. Movement, air… but for the show on the catwalk, no frame. I don't like framing. Hardly any clothes, just shirts. Jodhpurs opening on seven-league boots, a nod to those belonging to Karl. For the first time there are automatic buttons on the suits for a more lively pace”.
Among the proposals also a pair of classic slingblack in flat version (two-tone or one-color) and moccasins in brushed leather with front micro logo. The key color of the collection? Burgundy, the intense sanguine burgundy, ideal for contrasting black and white and also in a total color version.