The Chanel Spring/Summer 2022 show was easily one of the season’s most upbeat presentations – models bounded down the runway in fun, vintage-tinged swimsuits, floaty chiffon dresses and pastel tweed suits, complete with sly winks and smiles.
That playful vibe is something rarely seen in today’s typically sullen fashion shows; Chanel artistic director Virginie Viard was in a nostalgic mood. “I used to love the sound of flashbulbs going off at the shows in the eighties, when the models were on a raised runway. I wanted to recapture that emotion,” she said in a statement.
That fun, irreverent spirit is perhaps best captured in the Maison’s key accessory for the season: the new Chanel 22 bag, which takes its name after the year of its creation.