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Chanel Fall 2012 Runway Review

Never one at a loss for ideas, Karl Lagerfeld followed up his latest Chanel Couture Collection, staged on a Chanel plane, with one staged in a mineral cave (think models walking around giant mineral formations) for Fall 2012. In keeping with the stunning setting, there was an organic feel to the dark textures and watercolor-like geometric prints that appeared like crystal formations on dresses, coats, and separates.

Silhouettes were kept loose, for a casual feel that was most notable with the wide-armed outerwear, while feather embellishments and metallics added a futuristic feel to some of the pieces, a direction underscored with the part bootie/part Mary Jane style shoes the models wore.