Longing for a trip around the Mediterranean or a festive getaway? CHANEL’s Cruise 2020/21 and Holiday 2020 Makeup – Les Chaînes D’or De CHANEL collections were made to drive those blues away.
Inspired by the iconic actors of the 1960s who would holiday on the Italian and French Rivieras, creative director Virginie Viard‘s “Balade en Méditerranée” (“A trip around the Mediterranean”) channels the allure of a luxurious vacation many have missed out on this year.
“Initially I had Capri in mind, where the show was supposed to take place, but didn’t happen in the end because of lockdown,” Viard says of the digital-only presentation. “So we had to adapt: not only did we decide to use fabrics that we already had, but the collection, more generally, evolved towards a trip around the Mediterranean… The islands, the scent of the eucalyptus, the pink shades of the bougainvillea.”
A fresh and youthful mood is present throughout the collection, while offering a remarkable choice of long-sleeved options ideal for layering, as well as CHANEL’s signature tweed jackets and wide-legged pants. According to Viard, the collection was conceived to travel light with “a wardrobe that can be carried in a little suitcase on wheels, a shopper, and an embroidered handbag.”
When it comes to makeup, CHANEL’s latest offering for the season is just what you need to top off your festive ensembles, no matter how you are celebrating.
Named Les Chaînes D’or De CHANEL, the collection sees a signature of Mademoiselle Chanel reinterpreted by Lucia Pica, the brand’s global creative makeup and color designer. Inspired by one of the most iconic symbols of the house, the golden chain, the collection is packaged in chic black and gold components while the chains are also embossed on the powders. “By accentuating a classic symbol of the house and exploring all of its facets, I infuse these existing ideas and images with a new energy, a new spirit,” explains the makeup artist.
The Les Chaînes D’or De CHANEL collection comprises exclusive products: Les Chaînes De CHANEL Illuminating Blush Powder, Ombre Première Powder eyeshadows, and Rouge Allure lipsticks. Described as a “satiny coppery pink,” the Illuminating Blush Powder livens up the face with a burst of radiance. For the eyes, the four color variations of the Ombre Première Powder eyeshadows offer versatility in intensifying or making your look subtle, with soft and buildable formulas. As the final touch of elegance, each deep and satiny shade of the Rouge Allure lipsticks is enriched with luminous golden sparkles. With colors like caramel beige, brick red, radiant red, and plum, the lipsticks ensure festive pouts unlike anything else.
Style: Katie Trotter
Makeup: Toni Malt for CHANEL
Hair: Michel Kiwarkis
Model: Damaris Goddrie
Casting Director: Troy Westwood
Production: Camilla Fitz-Patrick
Location: JA Hatta Fort Hotel
Vintage Car: Motorheads Garage Dubai