Although I understand how some people can find high fashion inaccessible, I love it. One of my favorite brands that I dream of one day having the means to buy is Chanel.
Karl Lagerfeld released his pre-fall 2011 collection for Chanel earlier this month. The collection was influenced by Byzantine styles, ranging from the styles of the common-folk to more royally-inspired pieces. The collection started out with simple black pieces with exquisite gold accessories and embellishments before introducing bright, royal colors and some very interesting footwear.
Overall, I loved the collection, it did a good job melding different textures, colors and fabrics into something extremely intricate, but still cohesive: