Inside Chanel's Métiers d'art show in Hamburg

Inside Chanel's Métiers d'art show in Hamburg

Inspired by the '60s

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui

Image: Chanel

It was an evening filled with haute creations, impeccable style and coveted fashion which earned Karl Lagerfeld a standing ovation at his Métiers d’art collection show...

Chanel's annual Métiers d’art show unfolded within the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, Germany last night. Set by the port, the location inspired Karl Lagerfeld to create a collection that carried Hamburg at the core of the 87-look collection thanks to his experiences growing up in the city. 

Setting the tone for the show, a live orchestra conducted by British cellist Oliver Coates performed a special composition as models marched down the runway. The pieces unified the designer's '60s inspiration with Coco Chanel's signature aesthetics, and a nautical theme was also carried throughout the collection. 

A mostly utilitarian colour palette was complemented by a smattering of bright hues, whilst the collection's sailor motif was referenced in thigh-high boots, sweater dresses, bowtie details, peaked hats and big-buttoned coats. This collection also saw the house's signature tweed jackets reimagined and an array of accessories that, like each season before, will certainly skyrocket to the top of wish lists the world over. 

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