CHANEL RTW Fall-Winter 2018/19 October 1, 2018 Fashion, Videos 516 “Chanel, it’s life itself, clothes that have a possibility of life.” While Karl Lagerfeld’s sentence resumes his philosophy of fashion, it also highlights the very quintessence of CHANEL’s allure. Imbued with ease and comfort, at the heart of women’s lives, it can be equally applied to CHANEL shoes. Continuing the purity of the winter line, four shoe designs complete a long and straight silhouette, adding another touch of flair to the Fall-Winter 2018/19 Ready-to-Wear collection. Four shoes for a single story, born from a sketch by Karl Lagerfeld: that of an “old-style” shoe, laced-up and perching on a low kitten heel. Imagined in black patent leather with a barely tied short lace, this was the starting point for a line that runs further and further up the leg, in a deliberately tapered spirit, thus covering the calf with a bootie, skimming the knee with a boot and reaching the thigh with a thigh boot. A lengthened foot and a straight tip, these shoes bear the stylistic vocabulary of CHANEL within them. Originally in black patent calfskin, the brogue also comes as a two-tone version in the purest tradition of CHANEL shoes. And finally, a design that’s been crafted entirely from oxidised gold or bronze leather. The metallisation work draws inspiration from tree bark and the autumn leaves that rustled over the floor of the décor at the Fall-Winter 2018/19 Ready-to-Wear show. The bootie, the boot and the thigh boot in ultra-soft goatskin echo these golden-brown impressions of bark. On each shoe, a double C in metal, tone-on-tone is discreetly placed on the heel. Almost invisible to the eye, it signs a luxury that’s so obvious it needn’t reveal itself more. This too, is the allure of CHANEL.