CHANEL's Resort 2018 collection can be summed up in the following list: Hellenic silhouettes and tropes—strappy sandals with column heels, gold jeweled bangles, ancient coins as buttons, heaps of beaded necklaces, taupe and natural-colored relief knits, faux-rustic chitons, clusters of metallic laurel leafed palettes clustered in neck pieces (or painted on sweatshirts and a sweat-tee); toga-touched, soft jersey goddess dresses [some of which I love, others look way too much like a Halloween costume], pants and shorts suits in sunset pastels and ancient white or seasoned ivory. This color palette will stay with us thru 2017 as well as an array of white-washed pastels and ivory colored garments parade top ten lists from the west coast to the east coast and beyond. Chanel takes the term "Arm candy" into a more literal ideation with bangles and bracelets worn all down the arm. Bracelets, moreover, are no longer relegated to below the elbow - I predict that this trend will make it far beyond Chanel context. As we've seen over the past two years a lot of new growth in the jewelry department with ear cuff/ jackets, midi rings, and harness like body jewelry; designers are finding new ways to play with metallic adornments. Chanel's Resort collection attributes to this with accessories galore - layer upon layer upon layer of beads and chains and beautiful motifs. I love the brazen forms, beaded detailing, and mixing of fabric textures. The color palette as a whole I can see extending way beyond Resort - Fall, Winter and Spring for 2017 will lead up to this culmination. Side note: I need jelly gladiator sandals asap. Like a lot of this collection. Resort, in general, is one of my favorite Seasonal releases as it's a collection that comes with so much creative freedom and designers can play a lot more. For Chanel, it was in a garden of summer, Greecian, Goddess and modern muse inspirations. Overall, a win. The best part, if I must say, is Lagerfeld's comment on the collection where he states - among other things - that the first book he read was the Odyssey...I found that very interesting and wonder if it's actually true...I mean come on! .Photo: Yannis Vlamos / Indigita and here.