Category: Fashion / October 2, 2012 2:16 PM EDT
Fashion trends come and go as quickly as the wind, which explains why Karl Lagerfeld included enormous wind turbines at Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2013 runway show in Paris on Tuesday.
Lagerfeld presented a cheerful and breezy spring/summer collection inside the Grand Palais national monument.
The collection featured a series of strapless white column dresses with intricate embroidery in floral patterns, shorts in sportswear mesh fabric, and rainbow jackets.
Thirteen near real-life size revolving wind turbines and green and white runway tiles that resembled solar panels, matched the motif used on the official invitations.
The silhouette was girly and fun, with cropped jackets paired with flared, above-the-knee skirts.
Accessories included giant futuristic sunhats and a giant Chanel bag made of two hula hoops and a semi-circle in quilted leather, paying homage to the iconic Chanel quilted leather handbag with its chain-link belt and interlocking C's that has become a staple in every fashionista's wardrobe.
Chanel, founded by Coco Chanel in 1909, is one of the world's most established and well-recognized labels.