Walking through Soho this week we were stopped in our tracks by the pastel prettiness of the windows at Chanel. The mannequins were decked out in pale sugary pink and pastel blue, just like the models in the cruise collection who marched around Versailles in Paris last year (below right).
The pieces that stood out as we pressed our face to the glass were the shoes and accessories. There were two pairs of shoes that looked totally unique to anything else we’ve seen for resort. One, a chunky heeled sneaker (called a creeper) in pale pink and the other, an embroidered high shoe with a heel that looked more like the spindly leg of antique chair than a traditional high heel. The accessories, like the shoes are chunky. Huge bracelets (a big trend for spring/summer) were stacked and came in the same saccharine hues of mint green and dusty pink.
It wouldn’t be Chanel if there wasn’t a new statement bag from the legendary fashion house for the season. A white glittering snake skin bag was slung casually over the shoulder to complete Chanel’s perfect styling.
Perhaps it was the grey bleakness of New York in the winter, but the cotton candy windows at Chanel instantly gave us excitement for the clothes for the summer months ahead.Chanel. 139 Spring Street. New York. 10012. Tel: 212 334 0055