For Chanel Haute Couture FW17/18 Karl Lagerfeld payed tribute to Paris, the Eiffel Tower (one of the worlds most admired monuments), Robert Delaunay and the perfect autumnal day in Paris. But London is my home, and the Tower Bridge is my Tower. I wanted to create a shoot that was inspired by the Chanel Couture collection but represented in London, in an english way. This collection is about form and structure just like these great works of art and architecture. Both Couture and Architecture are all about the workmanship and craftsmanship, structure and form. The practical and the artistic. This was the first collection from Chanel Couture I have worked with, with emphasis on the form over the detail. It was exciting and empowering to wear clothes made to fit and form, not decorate and elaborate. I somehow felt more of a person, a woman. Like all good clothes, they made the focus me, not them. Iraida, my canine companion, was the perfect accessory (along with the wonderfully slouchy cabbage hats, I fell totally in love with). She was so strong and elegant, so determined and sculptural. Our shades of grey merged into one.
Sihlotte, shape and colour.
Chanel Haute Couture FW17/18
Thank you to Chanel for inviting me to shoot this stunning collection and all the women who helped make it happen.
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