Monday, February 2, 2004
Fashion Forward: Chanel's New Spring Collection
If you love fashion, then you probably love the French design house, Chanel. It's been around for nearly a century, but despite it's age, Chanel is attracting a younger, hipper customer. Tonight, we're getting an exclusive sneak peek at the Spring 2004 collection. Shireen Sandoval takes us Fashion Forward.
(WSVN) -- Sarah Jessica Parker wore it to the Golden Globe Awards.
And Jennifer Lopez have plenty of Chanel in their wardrobes too.
Katharine Rubino says, "Everybody either buys Chanel or would dream to buy Chanel. It is hot, hot, hot."
The House of Chanel made its' mark in the early 1900's, and took fashion from corsets to the little black dress and the suit.
Today, Chanel is still Fashion Forward and attracting a modern, hipper shopper.
"You used to think of Chanel as your mother's Chanel, and now it is so young and it so trendy and the younger people are really wearing it."
Chanel's 2004 Spring Trunk Show recently made its' first U.S. Stop at Neiman Marcus at the Village of Merrick Park.
This Spring, the look is modern and edgy mixed with Chanel's signature fabric - tweed.
"For Spring they have a very rock and roll sort of feeling. They're introducing black and white back into their collection."
Go for a classic black and white jacket, but lighten up the look with a lace skirt -- which is very in this season.
Pair a tweed top with white, short cropped jeans.
Or go for the must have item this season, the trenchcoat.
Wear it over a pretty sleeveless dress or alone to really make a statement.
"They've actually embroidered into the seams they're famous tweeds, so you'll see the typical trenchcoat but with embroidery on the sleeves and on all the lines of the trenchcoat."
For Spring, bold and beautiful color is in.
Try a floral print with a crochet knit sweater top.
Or just liven up a look with some colorful shoes or a funky purse.
This season, Chanel's all about fun...That's probably why Hollywood can't get enough of it.
"You're always going to see celebrities walking down the red carpet in Chanel, just cause it's the hot thing to wear right now, and I think people want to wear what celebrities are wearing."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Neiman Marcus Chanel Boutique