[W]ith endless vistas across the bay and the volcanic landscape of Vesuvius in the distance, the city of Naples is a study in contrasts. Full of folklore and mysticism, the story of this Mediterranean jewel is bound to that of Parthernope – the siren whose beautiful but deadly song is a timeless symbol of female power.
Lured by the magic of her hometown, Chanel’s global creative makeup and colour designer Lucia Pica returned to Naples in search of inspiration. Capturing the texture and colour of the city’s winding streets, clear green water and faded architecture, Lucia has translated its essence into a vibrant colour palette for SS18.
“When I close my eyes and think of Naples, these are the colours I see”, she says. Greens, yellows, golds and blacks – experience the wonders of the ancient city in Chanel Beauty’s exclusive photo story below.
Chanel Beauty’s Neapolis collection is available now from chanel.com