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Virginie Viard the new Creative Director to succeed the late Karl Lagerfeld presented her first solo Spring / Summer 2020 runway show for Chanel and it featured bags that were traditional to the brand’s core. The models were all dressed in very classic Chanel overtures with full length tweed blazers adorned with lots of chained jewelry and bracelets. It’s what we would describe as a very safe good but good collection but lacking in the typical theatrics that Karl was most known for in his themed runway shows. Notably missing was the key accessory during the show that emphasized the collection theme (usually very literal). Previously we would see at least one sometimes comical yet always covet-worthy overly priced clutch that emphasized the collection’s theme, examples:
- Chanel Fall 2019 – the Cable car clutch for Chanel in the Snow
- Chanel Spring 2019 – the Beach Bag clutches for Chanel by the Sea
- Chanel Gas Can
- Chanel Groceries
The bags were much the same most were mini flaps in classic quilt and printed tweed. Albeit the bags were lovely but lacking in that same fun aspect of typical Chanel collections.
Printed Quilted, Sequins & Tweed