Karl showed his latest Chanel collection yesterday at the storied Hotel du Cap in Antibes. While Chanel always serves as the kick off collection for the Cruise season, this collection failed to announce a new season of shows as it has in years past. Chanel has had some stellar collections the past few years (remember Paris-Moscou, Paris-Venise, Paris-Shanghai, SS11, and even the lastest FW11?) and having successfully topped himself in each new season, this time Karl finally missed the boat (Flip flop-go-go boots? really?). While I don't doubt the commercial success this collection will ultimately have (Cruise collections are in stores the longest), by trying to offer something to everyone, the collection lost focus and didn't have its usual connective thread. Below are some of the better looks (I hesistate to say favorites).
See the full collection here.