January 27, 2012
1 Chanel Paris-Bombay Metiers d’Art Show
2 Chanel Paris-Bombay Metiers d’Art Show
3 Chanel Paris-Bombay Metiers d’Art Show
Chanel showcased their Pre-Fall collection at their annual event, with an India-themed luxury show.
The collection was premiered in the Galerie Courbe at Paris’s Grand Palais on 6th December. Models were bejewelled with accessories including turbans, head jewellery and jewel-encrusted Chanel bags – male models included.
The guests sat at banquet tables which outlined the runway and set the luxury mood with chandeliers and candlesticks. They also dined using gold-plated cutlery and were served by waiters throughout the show, a definite upgrade from the usual champagne and canapés at fashion shows.
The Metiers d’Art Show was launched in 2003 as a homage to French craftsmanship and Chanel’s seven workshops and despite the high prices, the Metiers d’Art lines are always a success amidst the economic crisis.
Previous shows have followed themes including Paris-Byzance, Paris-Shanghai and Paris Moscow, and the Paris-Bombay collection will be available in Chanel boutiques from May 2012.
The Indian influence on the collection was very prominent, with Indian headgear, jewelled sandals and traditional Indian jewels and embellishments.
Colour trends: Pink, silver and black and gold.
Style trends: Jewelled collars, ornate pyjamas, ‘Indian bride’, ruched fabrics, floral embellishments, ‘gold luxe’ and ‘Parisian pearls’
Key Looks: Waterfall necklaces, bindis, jewel-encrusted garments and decorative necklines.