Karl Lagerfeld's New Campaign Is Like a Love Letter to Cuba

We’ve seen our fair share of Mondays and can attest to the fact that they’re all just a little rough to navigate. No matter how much you like your job, your coffee, or your social life, Monday afternoon is the farthest from the weekend you can get, so a little extra boost of energy is always needed. Enter Karl Lagerfeld and the latest Chanel cruise collection campaign.

Last we saw these designs they—and many of fashion’s elite—were parading around Havana in May. Cuba, of course, was the bright, bold background of the runway show, as well as the main inspiration for pieces in the resort collection itself. Now, with the newly released images shot by none other than Lagerfeld, we’ve been reminded again of the colorful aesthetic, effortless styling combinations, and, naturally, the incorporation of classic Chanel pieces. This time around, they have been reimagined with more flare—think fringe, beading, and tropical prints—and they’ve been accented with scarves and Panama hats.

Truly, it’s the kind of campaign that sparks wanderlust, which is just the kind of midday mental escape we could all use. 

Check out all the images in the resort campaign, below.

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Must try: Beret on the beach.

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The pattern peeking from beneath her crocheted dress makes this truly special.

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All chartreuse everything.

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Pretty formal for a swim, but we’re into it.

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This bomber and floral midi-dress combo is so key.

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A toughened-up swim ensemble.

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Note to self: Start wearing hoop earrings again.

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You’ve seen this on the runway, but it’s worth repeating: This is a new way to wear your handbag.

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Naturally, there are strands and strands of pearls.

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We’ll never tire of a statement sleeve.

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The perfect masculine-meets-feminine tailored look.

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There’s that tourist-tee-and-colorful-skirt combo we love so much.

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So cool. So Chanel.

Ready for a getaway? Even if vacations aren’t in the cards, shop these vintage Chanel gems for a mini escape from your Monday.