Chanel Hula Hoop Bag Dazzles Paris Fashion Week


Karl Lagerfeld

Hooping is hot and getting hotter so it’s no wonder that it continues to be spinning into the world of high fashion. Only this time, rather than seeing models working the catwalk with their hoops or simply holding them in a photo spread, the hoop itself has become fashion. At Paris Fashion Week it was none other than Karl Lagerfeld himself showing off his new bag for the Chanel Spring 2012 collection. V Magazine reports, “Karl’s got it in the bag for Chanel Spring 2013, starting in a few minutes!” Yes, even if you’re not a hooper, come this Spring you’re going to want to be looking like one. The Telegraph reports, “The model in a double-C fronted swimming costume (shouldering an instant-classic extreme Chanel bag made of two hula-hoops and a semi-circle of that famous quilted leather) was global-warming ready. And yes, when the clustered spheres used throughout as buttons, chokers and bracelets changed color from pearl – an enduring Coco motif – to metallic they resembled droplets of mercury spilt from a shattered thermometer.” Will you be scoring yourself a hula-hoop Chanel beach bag? Fashionista writes, “Designers have been showing a delightfully wacky, charming, and surprising array of shoes and accessories for spring. Karl Lagerfeld continued the streak this morning at Chanel’s spring show, sending a bag down the runway that just might be the biggest Chanel bag ever, and was possibly made of hula hoops. We shudder to think of the price if that thing goes retail.”


10 comments for “Chanel Hula Hoop Bag Dazzles Paris Fashion Week

  1. October 2, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I like the bag. It makes anyone look as if they’re about to jam out with a hoop. totally stealing the idea for backpacking trips.

  2. Abi
    October 2, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Love this!!!
    Everyday hula hooping seems to be on the rise, and especially lately in the media. It’s so good to see!

  3. October 2, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Karl Lagerfeld is the bomb! However I do contend that Beth Lavinder, avant-garde badass that she is, did this first and better – in 2010 I think.

  4. J.R.
    October 2, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Beth, those links don’t seem to work. Could just be fb weirdness….

  5. October 2, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    They work for me. Are those photos publicly viewable Beth?

  6. October 3, 2012 at 3:53 am

    Love it!

  7. October 3, 2012 at 7:35 am

    I just reset the privacy settings to public. Let me know if you still have trouble viewing them, guys.

  8. J.R.
    October 3, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Thanks, Beth! I can see them now. NEAT!

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