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October 4, 2012

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Accessories

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Details

You’d think after almost thirty years at Chanel that we’ve seen all of Karl Lagerfeld’s tricks yet each season he amazes me. Like the apparel, Karl stepped away from signature Chanel pieces like cuffs and quilted 2.55 purses. Instead we saw enlarged pearls either along in a bracelet or in clusters around the wrists and necks of the models. Many of the purses were angular and some even looked like Lego’s (in shape and color). The spectacular piece that has the internet going nuts is the hula hoop beach bag – very practical in its impracticality. Karl explained in an interview that you can stand the bag in the sand and hang things over the top to dry. But while everyone has been eyeing that bag, I’ve been eyeing the sunglasses the model was wearing with that bag. On top of the left lense of the sunglasses is a mini Coco figure. How fun! I cannot wait to see these glasses in person they are amazing! See more details below…

Images from Style.com

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Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Photo courtesy of Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld has had impressive sets each season and when you think that you’ve seen it all, he brings wind turbines and solar panels (as the flooring) to the Grand Palais in Paris. Inspired by light and air, these themes were evident in the volume (big rounded shoulders juxtaposed with cropped bolero jackets) and textures of the clothing (chiffon and mesh).

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Apparel wise, this was one of my favorite apparel collections I’ve seen in a long time. It’s interesting because Karl Lagerfeld stripped away many of the Chanel signatures like the chains, the buttons and the braid trim yet the collection was quintessentially Chanel. Instead, Karl Lagerfeld focused on Coco Chanel’s iconic pearls (and a bit of matelasse for good measure). He made pearls modern by enlarging them and grouping them in large clusters. I especially loved the large pearls on the clothing – especially that denim dress! Lagerfeld closed the collection with spring-appropriate dressed with floral appliques made from plastic petals.

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection

I loved this collection and can’t wait for some of the accessories to hit shelves. The collection looks so grand set amongst the wind turbines it must have looked so amazing in person!

All images from Style.com unless otherwise indicated.

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Filed under: Chanel — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 4:38 pm

October 3, 2012

VIP Interviews – Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear

In the last of three Chanel videos, Chanel interviews celebrity guests who attended the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear show including Lou Doillon, Olivier Zahm, Ayo, Cecile Cassel and Leish Lezark.

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Karl Lagerfeld Interview – Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 RTW

Here’s Karl Lagerfeld on the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear. As is customary the interview is full of Karlisms. He may say some things that are out of line sometimes but I love this man. His talents are limitless and yet he is still so humble – he leaves it up to us to determine whether the clothing is chic. Uncle Karl, of course it is!

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Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Video

Yesterday Chanel presented its Spring-Summer 2013 ready-to-wear collection at the Grand Palais in Paris. Models walked on solar panels as they made their way around wind turbines to the tunes of the Chromatics. I’m working on the collection reviews and formatting images but in the mean time I thought I would start off by sharing some videos Chanel sent over for your viewing pleasure.

First up we have the video of the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear runway presentation…

TRACKLIST – CHROMATICS
Tick of the clock
Lady
I want your love
Running up that hill
Kill for love

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Filed under: Chanel — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 11:37 am

October 1, 2012

CHANEL – The Little Black Jacket Soon in London Video

Back in September I mentioned that after Tokyo, New York, Taipei and Hong Kong, CHANEL’s photo exhibition, “The Little Black Jacket”, arrives in London on October 12th. The exhibition will run October 12-28 at the Saatchi Gallery. For more information visit http://thelittleblackjacket.chanel.com. In the mean time, here’s a video to get you ready…

Soundtrack:
Bersarin Quartett: “Geschichten Von Interesse”
Denovali Records / Copyright: Thomas Bücker

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September 28, 2012

Chanel Acquires Causse Gantier

causse gantier

Causse Gantier gloves

Chanel is preserving the skills and craftsmanship of artisans – “ateliers d’art” – through Paraffection. Launched in 1997, Paraffection is a Chanel subsidiary created to preserve artisanal manufacturing and includes in its portfolio Desrues (costume jewellery), Lemarié (feather-maker), Maison Michel (hat-maker), Maison Lesage (embroidery), Massaro (boot-maker), Goossens (goldsmith), Guillet (fabric flowers-maker) and Atelier Montex (embroidery). The neweset addition to Paraffection is Causse Gantier – a Parisian glove-making company.

causse gantier

Maison Causse was founded in the town of Millau by Paul Causse in 1892. For more than a century, four generations of this family successively led the company until 2003. In a few years, Causse became a supplier to leading names in the French and international luxury sectors. Today, as the last active glove-maker in Millau, the “historic capital of luxury gloves in France”, the company’s 40 employees produce close to 25,000 pairs of gloves per year.

The partnership between Causse and CHANEL is all the more natural as the atelier has worked with Karl Lagerfeld and CHANEL’s design studio for many years on the Haute Couture and Ready-to-Wear collections. Bruno Pavlovsky, President of CHANEL Fashion as well as of Causse, stated, “Maison Causse has rare traditional expertise that we wanted to preserve. Through this acquisition, we are sustaining excellence in glove-making in France.”

causse gantier

Causse will pursue its partnerships with all major luxury brands, with no exclusivity, and grow the presence of the Causse brand in France and throughout the world.

In welcoming Causse in Paraffection, CHANEL reaffirms its attachment to “Métiers d’art” and creation’s fundamental role, as well as the House’s wish to help expand and accompany their development.

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Filed under: Chanel,Metiers d'Art — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 9:47 am

September 26, 2012

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Invitation

Chanel will present its spring-summer 2013 on October 2nd at the Grand Palais in Paris France. It’s hard to figure out what the imagery in the invitation is.  It almost looks like a photo of mountainous terrain taken from above, and awash in blue.  There’s been so much natural inspiration – the Sea for Spring-Summer 2012, the scorched earth for Fall-Winter 2011/12 and stalagmites for Fall-Winter 2012/13 and who can forget the iceberg of Fall-Winter 2010/11? I wonder if Karl Lagerfeld is keeping with a theme based on nature or if the imagery on the invitation is more abstract.  We’ll find out on October 2nd…

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Chanel Camellia Sneakers

chanel camellia sneaker pre spring 2013

I came across these sneakers today online and they took my breadth away. I used to collect sneakers but I never have gone the route of high-end sneakers because I’ve never seen a pair that I just had to have. But these! I need these Chanel camellia sneakers from the pre-spring 2013 collection. I better start saving my pretty pennies now!

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September 25, 2012

Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Accessories

Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Accessories
Yesterday we got a closer look at the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Pre-Collection accessories. Today, we see the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 set against the backdrop of crystals. I’m already missing summer but looking at these lovely winter accessories is making the thought of cold weather a bit easier to bear.

Please click on the first image to see all of the images larger and in a slideshow.


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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Handbags,Chanel Jewelry — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 6:00 am
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