Chanel Cruise collection inspired by Jean Cocteau
Chanel this week unveiled its annual cruise collection via a show instead of digital film. The location was the Carrières de Lumières in the South of France, the setting of the 1959 Jean Cocteau film Testament of Orpheus, which in context provided both a backdrop and inspiration for the collection. “Because Gabrielle Chanel was close to Cocteau,...
May 5, 2021
Chanel announces sustainability partnership with the University of Cambridge
Luxury French fashion house Chanel has announced a new three-year partnership with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) to focus on sustainability solutions and leadership. The multi-faceted partnership will combine “tailored sustainability education programmes, innovative operational projects, and...
Apr 27, 2021
Podcast: Chanel Connects interviews designer Anifa Mvuemba
In this episode, Chanel Connects interviews fashion designer Anifa Mvuemba about reimagining museums in Africa, the innovation that can arise from plans gone astray and creativity. Listen to the podcast below. Source: Chanel Connects via Spotify Photo credit: Chanel
Mar 18, 2021
Video: Chanel FW21 collection at PFW
In this video, French fashion house Chanel has presented its FW21 collection at Paris Fashion Week (PFW). Watch the video below. Do you want to see more FW21 clothing collections? Click here to view theFashionUnited Marketplace. Video: Chanel via YouTube Photo credit: Chanel, Facebook
Mar 11, 2021
PFW AW21: Chanel inspired by “Parisian chic” and ski holidays
Chanel’s creative director Virginie Viard took inspiration from what she calls the “idea of cool Parisian chic” mixed with the ambience of ski holidays for the French fashion house’s autumn/winter 2021 ready-to-wear show. Showcased against the backdrop of Castel, a legendary Parisian club, Chanel highlighted a contrast between volumes and...
Mar 9, 2021
Podcast: Designing for a new world created by pandemic and social change
Anifa Mvuemba, the fashion designer and founder of womenswear brand Hanifa connects with Architect Sir David Adjaye and critic and curator Aric Chen in this edition of Chanel Connects. The three discuss how innovation can come out of situations gone awry and how creativity can be sparked out while trying to make the world a more just place....
Mar 5, 2021
Haute Couture Week: How luxury labels resonated on social media
Fashion’s biggest luxury labels came together digitally at the end of January for Haute Couture Week, a show that this year was forced online due to the pandemic. Some 28 brands, including the likes of Chanel, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Dior and Valentino, showed off their latest collections via their websites and social media platforms, which since...
Feb 9, 2021
Video: Chanel Haute Couture show SS21
In this video, Chanel has presented its SS21 Haute Couture show. Watch the video below. Source: Chanel via YouTube
Jan 29, 2021
Chanel looks to wedding parties for spring haute couture
For spring/summer 2021 haute couture, Chanel’s Virginie Viard was inspired by wedding parties and the spirit of family. Explaining her vision for the collection, Chanel’s creative director Viard said in the show notes: "I knew we couldn't organise a big show, that we would have to invent something else, so I came up with the idea of a small...
Jan 27, 2021
Couture designers call on arthouse filmmakers to bring life to presentations
With the pandemic forcing Paris Fashion week online, haute couture designers have turned to celebrated arthouse directors to give a little spectacle to their presentations, even if some admit a growing desperation to return to live shows. In these uncertain times, the fashion world needs a touch of magic more than ever and Dior drafted in...
Jan 27, 2021
Chanel launches a new cultural podcast series
French fashion house Chanel has launched a new podcast series, Chanel Connects featuring talent from film, art, architecture, dance, music, and fashion for intimate conversations on the future of culture. Chanel said in a statement that the podcast series was to pair innovators on the unique challenges of 2020 and imagine the new cultural...
Jan 18, 2021
Chanel hopes to stage cruise show this year
The world might still be in COVID-19 disarray, but with the hope of a vaccine here and many countries having begun vaccinating their citizens, Chanel has plans for bringing back their cruise show. Last year the brand’s cruise show was cancelled due to the global coronavirus pandemic with lockdowns taking place across many nations and travel...
Jan 13, 2021