Each year, the Chanel Métiers d’Art show delivers a jolt of sumptuous glamour worthy of the holiday season. This year’s runway took place in Dakar, Senegal (the house’s first-ever show in Africa), and the departure harkened an arrival of bold, textured, and abundant looks accompanied by easy beauty. Basically, the ideal antidote to the winter’s bitter cold.
The Chanel Métiers d’Art collection is the product of an ongoing creative collaboration between creative director Virginie Viard and a cadre of artistically-minded conspirators—musicians, choreographers, directors, but mostly friends—with the resulting looks born of a similar sort of tapestry. The floral embroidery, sequins, feathers, geometrics, colorful tweeds, ample pearls, pendants, and camelias teamed to ooze Chanel, particularly when grounded by the insouciant beauty synonymous with the brand’s Parisian home.
Above the neck was an array of hairstyles, including rumpled waves, center parts, buzz cuts, topknots, and cornrows, with beaded beanies and turbans in the mix. The makeup teamed balmy lips, dewy skin, and brushed-up brows with glossy and metallic eye looks. Backstage, the hero products included Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Codes Élégantes and Chanel Les Beiges shadows for subtle shimmer across gazes, while pouts were swept with Chanel Rouge Coco Flash in Immédiat, a soft but striking coral pink.
If the show’s ensembles were all about collaborative joy, its beauty showcased a ready-to-wear appeal, details designed to enhance individual traits. When in doubt, a dewy touch of metallic shimmer may be all you need to stand out, especially during the holiday season.
This article was originally published on Vogue.com