Karl Lagerfeld has presented the Chanel 2016/17 Cruise collection in Havana on the island of Cuba. The show took place on the Paseo del Prado, Havana’s main artery and symbol of the links uniting Cuba and France. The show started with Stella Tennant opening passage who showed one of the major cruise silhouettes: masculine-feminine and terribly chic.
The main theme of the collection is a virtuoso interpretation of the guayabera, the traditional Cuban shirt with pockets, shoulder tabs and flat pleats. Named “Cuban tux” by Karl Lagerfeld who revealed its daily and nighttime versions.
Feminine and fluid vibes, ethereal dresses, candy shades, vibrant palette inspired by baroque facades of the old town. It’s all about audacity and youthful energy.
The party continued at the Plaza de la Catedral in Havana Old Town, the baroque and hedonistic heart of the city, In an extraordinary tropical décor where every single item of furniture and every decorative object was hand made by Cuban craftsmen and women.