The words “high fashion” and “renewable energy” typically aren’t seen strolling down the street holding hands. But, high fashion line Chanel introduced the two to each other in their Spring-Summer 2013 fashion show—and the two seem to be getting along just fine.
The show took place at the hall of the Grand Palais in Paris, France. But, more stunning than the location was the runway. Karl Lagerfield, the head of the Chanel fashion house, sent the models down a long runway built completely from solar panels. Yes, we said it—solar panels. An idea that is both innovative in fashion and creative in renewable energy.
Lagerfield took the renewable energy design theme to the next level when he lined the solar panel runway with large white turbines. The clothes even had elements of renewable energy. The most noticeable—a mini tube-top dress with blue solar panels embroidered on it and a sweater with a turbine graphic on the front.
It appears Lagerfield really believes in the renewable energy movement. According to him, it is the most important thing in life. He also notes there is a special “beauty” in wind turbines.
It’s high fashion with the look and rhythm of new, clean energy. What’s there not to love?