Chanel’s resort 2016 collection was largely inspired by Asia; more specifically, the culture of Korea. From K-Pop spreading through the U.S. to the popularity of its beauty products, Korea is staying relevant and receiving all the attention it deserves. This collection was very colorful and playful, integrating traditional textiles with contemporary prints and designs. Having traveled to Seoul, Korea (where the fashion show took place) and being from its neighboring country, Japan, I was overjoyed that Chanel drew inspiration from Asian culture and incorporated it into their collection.
There are a series of looks within the collection that stay true to Chanel’s traditional black color but with an addition of florals. I was drawn to these the most and loved the femininity of the light pink flowers with the black. Most looks from the collection can be easily appropriated to wear in everyday outfits if softened and diluted, but the simplicity of these specific looks made it even easier and perfect for summer.
I replicated these looks by choosing one element of my outfit to be the main floral focal point. I was inspired by this dress and went for a black maxi skirt with large pink flowers. Larger florals add more of a ladylike vibe as opposed to miniature florals, which have more of a creative, artsy flair. I paired the maxi skirt with a black lace-trim tank top to keep the rest of the outfit simple but feminine. My black Tory Burch tote doesn’t take away any of the attention and further emphasizes the only printed piece of the outfit due to the minimalism of the bag. Many of the models in the show wore wide cuff bracelets and bangles, so I added some arm candy while sticking to the gold and black colors seen in the collection.