Pink tweed, bejewelled swimwear and logo belts in tow, Chanel’s new collection was every bit worth the wait. The 2020 collection, named ‘Balade en Méditerranée’ (which translates to “a trip around the Mediterranean”), was set to be unveiled at a cruise show in Capri, Italy, but was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the French fashion house released a series of images of its new pieces, shot against an absolutely breathtaking dusk, by Karim Sadli.
Creative Director, Virginie Viard said of the new collection, “Initially I had Capri in mind, where the show was supposed to take place but didn’t happen in the end because of lockdown. 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 bougainvillaea.”