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Paris Fashion Week

Chanel SS17

Chanel SS17 Getty

The Grand Palais received its seasonal Tuesday morning makeover courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld, this time turning into a data centre, complete with oversized computer screens, garbled IT cables and even an electronic version of Donna Summer's I Feel Love serving as the show's soundtrack. Naturally the theme found its way onto the runway, where the designer's vision of the woman of the future was brought to life by the likes of Arizona Muse, Lexi Boling and Lindsey Wixson, all following in the footsteps of a femmebot clad in a Storm Trooper-esque helmet, gloves and boots – and a tweed suit.

What followed was a clever mix of sexy-meets-powerful with boxy tweed jackets whose coloured yarn was woven to resemble computer wiring coming over sheer, delicate negligee-style slips. Ruffled blouses in a rainbow of shades were layered under or over suits whose skirts fell in A-line shapes with central slits in contrast piping, while shift dresses took on mini proportions.

If tweed isn't your thing, in typical Chanel style there is plenty more to choose from: PVC quilted tops that fall off the shoulder, strobe light-printed blazers, pale pink rosette-embellished circle skirts, knitted cardigan jackets falling below the waist, digi-print silk maxi skirts... And to finish off? A satin baseball cap, perhaps, or an electronic clutch. There's no doubt the two-tone silver ballet flats will go down a storm.

  • Chanel SS17 Getty
  • Chanel SS17 Getty