Cover The best looks from Chanel's 2021/22 collection (Photo: Courtesy of Chanel)

Inspired by French filmmaker Jean Cocteau, Chanel creative director Virginie Viard showcases an Elysian cruise collection at the Carrières de Lumières, in Les Baux-de-Provence.

"The simplicity, the precision and the poetry of Cocteau's film made me want to create a very clean collection, with a very distinct two-tone, made up of bright white and deep black," says Viard of the collection in a statement. And stark it was—more so compared to her previous collections of punk pink and neon-splashed ready-to-wear—this subdued, elegant lineup was filled with macramé knits (cleverly juxtaposed with rock 'n' roll fishnet stockings beloved by Viard), crop tops under tweed blazers, beaded fringe and diaphanous shirt dresses in monochrome graphics. While the collection won't hit stores until the end of the year, here are seven looks of our favourite looks to cop as you plot your post-vaccine summer holiday.

See also: Chanel's 2021/22 Cruise Collection Gives City Dwellers A Taste Of The Mediterranean

Nothing says "spring" like a knitted, midriff-baring two-piece. Remember that waist belt you wore all of last summer? Repurpose to cinch the top right under the ribcage. 

As video calls continues to be a mainstay in our lives, reimagine the Zoom look for spring with a business-friendly neckline, but cropped at the waist and paired with a matching, swingy skirt. 

The trouser-blazer combo just got sexier with the addition of an itty-bitty bandeau. Pair with chunky jewellery for good measure. 

The key to making a plunging shirt-dress city-friendly? Layer under some tights and your trusted booties. 

A white frock is anything but boring if it comes with bold, embroidered sleeves. 

Macramé can be equally suitable for an island holiday and the city if layered on smartly and paired with a pavement-friendly shoe. 

The office dress trousers can be cocktail ready just by opening up the blouse to reveal a fun tube top and paired with plenty of jewels. 

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