Combining past and present, work and pleasure, sexiness and comfort, Chanel presented its Métiers d’Art 2017/2018 collection in The Elbphilharmonie, a concert hall in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg, Germany. This amazing piece of archtecture and Karl Lagerfeld’s hometown were the inspiration for this collection. The concert hall, formerly a warehouse is a symbol of how beautiful reinvention can be, which is what the House of Chanel under the creative wing of Kaiser Karl has been doing with such excellence all these years.
The most significant economic unit in Hamburg it’s Port so that’s why Karl brought Paris to Hamburg and made the models wear sailor caps with the luxurious emblem of Chanel. Karl mixed those sexy sea men uniforms with the classic Chanel suit – and now we have a tweed jacket with a sailor collar, which is the chicest detail a jacket could ask for.
The Chanel Métiers d’Art workshops have been exhibiting their exquisite work of art season afrter season, so it’s about time to praise Maison Lasage and Maison Montex for their unique embroidery which gives life to the garment; Maison Massaro for the most beautiful modernized Marie Antoinette shoes from this collection; Maison Lemarie whose feathers and flowers are the most glamorous details of the outfit; Maison Michel for making the sailor cap more fashionable than ever; The Barrie Knitwear mill for the over-sized sweaters that are to die for; Maison Lognon for knowing what to do with every material and how to make it move and float; and Maison Desrues for the most glamorous buttons and accessories a fashion house could ask for. Last but not at all least – a round of applause for maestro Karl Laferfeld for putting this all together in the most classy and elegant way possible. I’m sure Mademoiselle Chanel is very, very pleased.
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