Chanel Travels to Havana, Cuba for Cruise 2017 Show

The Fashionisto

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Published May 4, 2016

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Updated May 6, 2016

Chanel channels Cuba's golden age with a tailored look that features a cropped tuxedo jacket and panama hat.Pin
Chanel channels Cuba’s golden age with a tailored look that features a cropped tuxedo jacket and panama hat.

The global jetsetter, Karl Lagerfeld traveled to Havana, Cuba for Chanel’s cruise 2016 runway show. The fashion house’s first show to be held in Latin America, Lagerfeld’s latest designs were unveiled at Paseo del Prado. The Chanel collection took inspiration from Cuban culture, seeking to evoke the nation’s golden era with a casual ease. Tailored cropped jackets, all-over car print separates, white button-down shirts and distressed denim jeans were brought together for the occasion.

Related: Karl Lagerfeld Puts Chanel Tweed Front & Center

Speaking at a prior cruise show in Seoul, Korea, Lagerfeld discussed his range of influences, sharing, “The spirit of these collections is to conjure up images of distant horizons. They are inspired by a theme or identity that is often associated with a new destination.” Lagerfeld continues, “There is nothing folky or nostalgic about it; the idea is to capture the ambiance of a place, to draw inspiration from its landscapes, to be influenced by its people, its light, its culture, its colors…”

Chanel Cruise 2017 Menswear

Wearing denim jeans and a white dress shirt, Karl Lagerfeld muse Brad Kroenig takes to the catwalk with his son.Pin
Wearing denim jeans and a white dress shirt, Karl Lagerfeld muse Brad Kroenig takes to the catwalk with his son.
Chanel goes retro with an all-over colorful car print.Pin
Chanel goes retro with an all-over colorful car print.
Chanel's iconic tweed jacket is repurposed for men for a casual companion to distressed denim jeans.Pin
Chanel’s iconic tweed jacket is repurposed for men for a casual companion to distressed denim jeans.

Video: Chanel Cruise 2017 Collection


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