July 7, 2022

Virginie Viard’s work at Chanel tends to draw back from the acute themes favored by her predecessor, Karl Lagerfeld: no man-made seashores, no reproduction historic websites — simply garments.

So it is all the time a bit stunning when the inventive director commits to a theme, as she did for Fall 2022. The newest Chanel assortment is centered round tweed — “infinite tweed,” to be extra exact — the home’s signature cloth used on every thing from luggage to skirt fits. The difficulty with tweed, although, is that it may be cumbersome, particularly when layered collectively, triply so when layered with thick knits. That appears to have tripped up Viard. 

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