New year, new wardrobe, new you. Embrace the opportunities 2022 has to offer in tweed-trimmed day suits, structured sleeves and accessories aplenty, courtesy of the Chanel 21/22 Cruise collection.
Virginie Viard was inspired by artist-poet Jean Cocteau – a close personal friend of Gabrielle Chanel – and his 1959 film Le Testament d’Orphée for the mainly black-and-white Chanel cruise 2021/22 collection. In the show notes from the presentation, Viard explained the colour palette, saying “the precision and the poetry of Cocteau’s film made me want to create a very clean collection with a very distinct two-tone, made up of bright white and deep black.” The punk palette may be every rock chick’s dream but colour-lovers are not forgotten; pink pastel tweed and lilac feathers complement the collection, adding delicate pops of femininity throughout.
Fouad photographs the Chanel cruise 2021/22 collection for MOJEH while Houssein Kazma captures Sara Riak as she wanders the sprawling grounds of Sharjah’s House of Wisdom, marvelling at its architecture in the desert sun.
Cinematography and direction: Houssein Kazma | Photography: Fouad | Stylist: Kate Hazell | Model: Sara Riak at MMG Models | Makeup artist: Najette Ezzarqui | Hair stylist: Olive Jeanne | Shot on location with special thanks to the House of Wisdom