Tapestry Boots at the Chanel Pre-Fall 2010 Shanghai Fashion Show

February 16, 2010 • By Erika

Did you know that Mademoiselle Chanel’s inspiration for the design of her bags was Chinese quilting? Coco Chanel’s now world-famous purses are all rooted in the French fashion designer’s love for Chinoiserie, Chinese art, and Chinese imagery.

So it was very fitting that Karl Lagerfeld chose Shanghai as the backdrop for the Chanel Pre-Fall 2010 collection. Actually, the city was not just in the background but its ultra-modern skyline, bustling roads, and metropolitan nightscape all played integral roles in achieving the overall visual and aural effect of the entire fashion show. In short, Shanghai was the center stage:

Chanel Pre-Fall 2010 fashion show in Shanghai

The collection of course included Chinese-inspired looks such as spins on the traditional cheongsam, thigh-high side slits, rich silks, and shaggy furs, all combined with Chanel’s trademark tweed and skirt suits. The color palette mostly consisted of dark grays and blacks – to match with Shanghai – with shocks of red, yellow, and gold in parts and places.

Color mostly came from the equally luxurious details that accompanied the garments. Get a load of the accessories, particularly these Mongolian-style tapestry and fabric boots:

Looks from the Chanel Pre-Fall 2010 Collection

With fabric boots like these from Chanel, shoes will be the focal point and will be the whole point of an outfit.

I wonder which celebrity will be the first to wear these boots?

If Karl declares Mongolian tapestry to be the next big thing in fall 2010 footwear, then these fabric boots – all available now –¬†are already ahead of the trend curve:

Lush paisley print on these Diba Babs tapestry boots

Sweet embroidery on these fabric cowboy-style Cindy Says Promise Boots

Romantic Soles Pamela gets romantic with lace fabric