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Karl Lagerfeld: New Chanel range is relaxed

Karl Lagerfeld: New Chanel range is relaxed

Karl Lagerfeld wanted Chanel's Autumn/Winter 15 line to be about "the down-to-earth woman".

The designer showed the collection towards the end of Paris Fashion Week and it's been praised by critics.

Rather than going heavy on red carpet looks as some fashion houses do, Karl wanted to offer something for everyone.

"This is a proposition for every woman. All kind of proposition and proportion, for day for evening..." he explained in a video posted on

"I like it in the context of where those things could be seen, worn and used. This is a collection about the down-to-earth woman."

One of the main things about the Chanel show was the set, which was made to look like a French brasserie. It came complete with a wooden bar and men serving drinks, with models including Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne stopping off for beverages as they walked.

The clothes including historical pieces which were given an update. Karl is particularly proud of a parka which he transformed into an evening coat, and a bomber jacket which incorporated the front of an iconic Chanel jacket.

Over the last few seasons there has been a lot of focus on the footwear Karl creates. This time around he went for a mix between a low court shoe, mule and slingback - all in shades of beige with a darker section across the toe.

"The only thing that goes with everything, it's the same shoe - a modern version, updated, of the oldest Chanel shoe I have never used since I was doing Chanel," he explained. "It gives unity and spirit and Parisian touch to the collection.

"[And] there are many dresses [with] the apron skirt. The apron you know, it's the easiest thing to wear - a tight long skirt."

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