Chanel HC16: Going green or simply greenwashing?

Chanel previewed the Spring 2016 Haute Couture collection in the Grand Palais in Paris on Tuesday. It collection oozed luxury, with gorgeous bouclĂ© two-pieces, beautiful midnight blues, neutral embellishment and pleats, and elegant silks and beading. Karl Lagerfeld worked to incorporate wood shavings, straw, organic woven yarn and recycled paper into the designs, wanting to combine couture and ecology. A golden bee was embroidered into many of the designs to reflect the growing concerns over the fate of the honey bee. Lagerfeld voiced the importance of recycling and reusing. He also wants to encourage clients to reduce their environmental impact through everyday changes (you know, reducing how often they use their private jets and dialing down their air-con!).