COCO CODES is a journey into the colours that shaped the life of Gabrielle Chanel. Her use of colour was defiant, unexpected, elegant and bold - and always utterly original.
Now a part of the very fabric and history of CHANEL, it is impossible to imagine the House without them. Yet in this collection, Lucia Pica has found a way to re-infuse these classic shades with her own elegant irreverence, breathing new life into these beloved colours, and challenging conventional modes of beauty. Rouge noir can now adorn the lips in Spring. White and beige are reimagined for nails.
Red becomes younger, bolder, more audacious than ever.The beauty of these five exceptional colours is that they represent contrast as well as harmony: the subtle and the dramatic, the elegant and the playful, the comforting and the challenging. Each serves to enhance rather than oppose the next.
“I have said that black has it all,” said Gabrielle Chanel, “white too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” Deciding how to decipher the codes – how to wear them your own way – is all part of the game.
COCO CODES offers a new register of emotional intensity, yours for the taking.