The Chanel 2023 cruise show debuted this week on the shoreline of Monaco, set at Hotel Monte-Carlo Beach. Creative director Virginie Viard was inspired by Monaco itself and the deep-rooted connection that both Coco Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld had with the locale. Many elements from Monaco were woven into the collection—after all, it’s a place inherent to the history of Chanel. Micro bags appeared with slot machine embellishments, footwear incorporated elements from Monte-Carlo ballet dancers’ pointe shoes, and tennis bags integrated the sporty atmosphere of the area. Most notably, the Monaco Grand Prix inspired jumpsuits, racer helmets, and motorsport baseball caps—further proof that Formula 1 is making a mark on fashion and the sport is set to draw even more fans amongst style insiders.
Chanel’s runway collection always has a big impact on fashion and I’m already predicting some trends inspired by the cruise show that early adopters will start wearing immediately. Ahead, see the major trends that I predict will have the biggest impact and shop pieces to wear now.