Close up: Chanel FW15

This was Chanel for a new generation, and it neatly chimed with the elevated streetwear trend that's storming the autumn/winter 2016 runways.

Even Lagerfeld's tweed suiting with its frayed deconstructed edges appeared tougher and more robust, in one instance it came with a waterproof nylon khaki shrug, made for the real world and ready for urban streets and changing weather fronts.

Black leather criss-cross lacing was another motif, an idea that has travelled through many collections this season, from New York to Paris - here it featured on jackets and extended to evening wear too, on waistlines of ballerina-length lace dresses.

Everything was served with padded boater hats, multi-strand pearl necklaces, Choupette cuffs, and need-them-now flat riding boots. In short, a whole host of delights to please the new-gen Chanel customer.