From tweed and embroidery to two-tone shoes, costume jewellery, pleats, jewelled buttons, hats and camellias, the fashion house’s aesthetic vocabulary is constantly reinterpreted by the Chanel Creation Studio. And since 1985 it’s become a tradition to bring this to life through the savoir-faire of the Métiers d’art. Eight Houses work each season to create the emblematic codes and creations that makes Chanel one of the most sought after luxury fashion houses in the world still to this day.
For the 2021/22 Métiers d’art show presented at le19M, Virginie Viard presented a sophisticated collection: tweed jackets with sweatshirt sleeves, graffiti-style embroidery in coloured beads by Lesage, voluminous purple or royal blue knit Bermuda short-outfits, and casual coats worn open.
Many of the embroideries are inspired by the structure of the building itself, such as those by Montex, which are very graphic and in silver sequins.” In terms of accessories, two-tone beige and black Mary-Janes with heels adorned with large pearls at the top, and long gloves in leather, worn with a mix of jewellery.