It goes without saying that the visionary that is Karl Lagerfeld is perennially hardwired to create.
The Chanel spring ’17 show at Paris Fashion Week took place in an industrial-chic data center hosted by mega servers. The high-tech theme pulsed throughout the collection, which included classic tweeds programmed with holographic fibers and a new spin on the uber-Chanel flat.
The stark-white perforated bootie silhouette had crisscross elastic strapping, calling to mind a Ballerina 3.0.
But lest we forget where it all started, and the enduring appeal of those super-charged house codes. Lagerfeld reminded us where we all started: the original ballet flat, which also made a comeback in neutrals buzzed with metallic cap toes. In a fashion climate and world of constant updates, sometime the familiar rings the loudest.