Chanel Reinvents Flats Again For Couture

For the third haute couture season in a row, Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld has forgone high heels in favor of flats.

His follow-up to the flip-flops and sneakers that have dominated his runways of late? Mod mid-calf black boots.

With a squared-off toe and slab heel of no more than one inch, the boots had a sleek ’60s sensibility. It’s a tricky proportion to pull off for many women, cutting off the leg at not the most flattering spot, but the choice clearly served a wider purpose beyond figure flattery. Repeated with little variety for every look that came down the runway, they were just about the collection’s only fuss-free note, the better not to distract from the bells and whistles of the clothing on display.

Did you see the novelty beanies? They — along with basket-toting men in espadrilles — might have stolen the show. And with Storm Juno still affecting the Eastern Seaboard, a wooly hat and sensible boots are the current wardrobe realities for many people.

Click through our slide show for a closer look at the styles on display for spring ’15.

joor Sponsored By JOOR

JOOR Preps Digital Passport for the Hybrid Trade Show Era

JOOR Passport incorporates elements from the virtual trade show experience into returning in-person events.
Learn More

Access exclusive content