Cruise 2019 has truly been a total French experience as some of the biggest fashion labels has chosen it to show their collection – including Chanel's spectacular La Pausa show.
Named after Mademoiselle Chanel's villa in the French Riviera, the show took the world by surprise with the construction of a gigantic cruise liner inside the Grand Palais as the runway venue.
And just earlier this month, the La Pausa collection has also travelled to Bangkok for its second show before hitting Chanel boutiques worldwide on 19th November 2018 including Chanel at KLCC.
In merriment of the La Pausa collection hitting stores, here are 3 reasons why we love this collection:
#1: The Venue & Decor
From supermarkets to brasseries and airports, Chanel never ceases to amaze with its extravagant setups but the La Pausa collection might just be the best we have seen so far as Chanel built a real-life cruise liner inside the Grand Palais, fully decked with a dock and bellowing seawater.
Inspired by Mademoiselle Chanel's villa in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, the cruise liner brings to life the love for nautical themes by both Karl Lagerfeld and Mademoiselle Chanel.
And that served as the key point of the collection, where Chanel takes the idea of "cruise" quite literally and in the most stunning way ever.
#2: The Fashion
From Biarritz to Deauville, Les Eaux De Chanel has shown us Chanel's love for everything sea-related and the Cruise 2019 collection is one that pays homage to the first Chanel Cruise collection designed by Coco Chanel in 1919.
From straw boat hats to boxy shorts and oversized blazers, Karl really took us on a journey to experience what a Chanel resort holiday would feel like.
Our personal favourites from the runway are definitely the La Pausa sweater, the graphic blue-coloured print and those amazingly cinched waists that brings leisure to new heights of luxury.
Rather than a regular cruise collection, Karl veered the helm and created a collection that is made to transcend seasons and countries. From a reinvented tweed to a diaphanous lace and a colorama imbued with sunshine, the La Pausa collection is one that takes its guests on a dream-like fashion cruise – be it the Mediterranean, the South China Sea or the Caribbean.
#3: The Bags, Shoes & Jewels
And what about a Chanel show be without an unstoppable desire for its bags, jewellery and shoes?
This Cruise 2019, some of our favourites include the new Chanel Boy in an elongated silhouette, the rescue buoy shaped bag-on-chain and that black-and-white handbag featuring the La Pausa cruiseliner.
For its accessories and jewels, the La Pausa collection features a series of pearl and jewelled cuffs and bracelets that fit perfectly for the ultimate cruise look in pinks and whites.
Also, we take special note for the fluffy berets adorned with the Chanel buoy – definitely a must for the next fashion week!
The Chanel Cruise 2019 "La Pausa" collection is now available at the Chanel flagship at Suria KLCC.
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