243 posts tagged "Chanel"
The U.K.-based knitwear specialist Barrie has been quietly producing sumptuous cashmere for fashion’s top houses since 1905. But only since its acquisition by Chanel’s métiers d’art arm two years ago (remember that runway romp in a Scottish castle? Barrie had a little something to do with that) has the manufacturer begun a gentle transition into a stand-alone niche brand.
This week in Paris, we were offered an early glimpse of what’s to come via a Karl Lagerfeld-lensed lookbook featuring Lily Collins. Odile Massuger, who oversees knits for Chanel, proposes five themes and twenty silhouettes for winter. Key pieces include a bleu-blanc-rouge “romantic” camouflage cardigan, a soft pink delft theme, and bucolic landscapes. Scarves and fingerless mittens round out the offer. Those gloves and more will be available at Colette come June.
Uh-oh, Pharrell, there’s another boldly hatted music mogul in town. Usher has apparently been sporting a Davy Crockett-esque fur cap around the past few days. Most recently, he wore it with a Navajo-print jacket, which made his look almost in tune with the Western-inspired Fall collections (cue Chanel Pre-Fall, Philipp Plein, and Burberry, among others). If this were a competition (and let’s be serious, it basically is), we’d have to give our vote to Pharrell’s iconic Westwood toppers. But this very well may mark the beginning of a new trend in the music community. Your move, Kanye.
Keen clients need not wait six months to satisfy their cravings for Jeremy Scott’s Fall ’14 Moschino looks. The designer’s tongue-in-cheek debut collection for the historic house, which stomped down the Milan runway only yesterday, is already available at retailers including Colette, 10 Corso Como, Opening Ceremony, and Moschino boutiques, among others. Well, a selection of it is, anyway. Scott’s red and yellow McDonald’s-slash-Chanel-inspired wares—like a sweaterdress, baggy T-shirt, quilted handbag, and side-of-fries iPhone case—are in stock and ready to ship. We won’t be surprised if some shoppers try to super-size their order.
We should be used to Karl Lagerfeld’s surprises by now, but the Kaiser’s novelty has yet to wear off (and likely never will). Case in point: After staging Chanel pre-collection shows in such far-flung locales as Singapore, Linlithgow, Versailles, and, most recently, Dallas, WWD announced today that the Resort 2015 show will take place on May 13 in Dubai. The venue has yet to be disclosed, but we’re curious to know if it will be staged on the beach. With temperatures hovering around 100 degrees, this may finally be our chance to pull out those Chanel surfboards.