Chanel LED shoes light up the fall 2011/12 couture show

Karl Lagerfeld is not stranger to technology if we all think back to his pre-fall 2008 lightbulb shoe, which has undoubtedly inspired his footwear for the Chanel Couture fall 2011/12 show.

Chanel Couture Fall 2011/12 Show

The couture collection, debuted earlier this month at the fabulous Grand Palais in Paris, centred on a night time theme. The show was, rather unusually, held at 10pm and the Grand Palais was decorated black with old fashioned street lamps and and twinkling stars.

Chanel Couture Fall 2011/12

The models strutted down the slightly sparkly catwalk in stunning creations with black veils across smokey eyes. The appearance of feather and lace lined boaters hats were a throw back to Coco’s time spent as a milliner and the variations on the classic Chanel suit served as an ode the trend she started back in her day.

Chanlel Couture Boater Hat

The collection colours, deep blues, bright purples, blacks and whites all mimic a summer nights sky. Contrasting textures and sparkling fabrics created a dark yet magical feel.

Chanel Couture Fall 2011/12

Lagerfeld cleverly teamed these traditional cuts and styles with a very modern type of shoe – one that contained LED lights.

Chanel LED shoes

These illuminated heels gave the show a very sci-fi twist in what initially appeared to be a rather traditional Parisian setting. This maybe a clue that Chanel looks to embrace technology and make it a bigger part of the brand. Go for it Karl, fly the Fashionology flag!


To see these light-up shoes in action, watch the video below:

Chanel Couture Fall 2011/12

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