“Initially I had Capri in mind, where the show was supposed to take place, but didn’t happen in the end because of lockdown,” Chanel creative director Virginie Viard explains in a press release about the French house's 2021 Cruise show. “So we had to adapt: not only did we decide to use fabrics that we already had, but the collection, more generally, evolved towards a trip around the Mediterranean… The islands, the scent of the eucalyptus, the pink shades of the bougainvillea.”
Despite the change of plans, the collection—which includes bright pops of color, vacation-ready pieces, and a host of new eye-catching Chanel bags (sequins! prints! minis!)—has us looking forward to our next trip, whenever that may be. See the full Chanel 2021 Cruise collection belwow.