The real fun of fashion week is seeing some of the craziest, most ridiculous stuff, off the runway and on, particularly at the international shows. Fashion has a short attention span so designers really have to ‘bring it’ and find creative ways to get people’s attention. Karl Lagerfeld is a master at that. Between saying controversial things and designing items that are true conversation starters, he’s a pro at grabbing and keeping your attention. Case in point: the Chanel Hula Hoop Beach bag, as seen on the runway at Chanel’s spring/summer 2013 show. It’s not really practical but amazed us nonetheless. It’s pretty much the biggest Chanel Flap bag you’ve ever seen, anchored on both sides by two large black hula hoops. Stunning and crazy, all at once. Not sure if this will be one of those runway-only items that maybe you’ll see a celebrity or two (Gaga? Beyonce?) carrying or if it’ll REALLY be made available for sale but you can bet either way people won’t forget Chanel this season.
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