Chanel’s Metiers d’Arts collection
Karl Lagerfeld presented his Metiers d’Arts pre-fall collection in Paris this week, with a working theme of ‘Parisâ€“Bombay’. It was a blockbusting affair, complete with banquet tables and lashings of Indian references (despite the fact that Karl says he’s never actually been to India). He quipped backstage: ‘It’s much more inspiring not to go to places than to go’
This collection featured a lot of hand crafted embellishment, which might have been Indian in flavour but was made by the Chanel ateliers in Paris. Two jewellery notes: the choker comeback continues, and are hand jewels the new cocktail rings? Discuss Fresh from winning model of the year at the British fashion awards, Stella Tennant was first out in Paris.
This look was made of house classics: a skirt with jacket in a tweedy boucle wool, pearls used as dÃ©cor on pockets and cuffs and a quilted handbag. The head jewel was a nod to India, which is an emerging market in fashion, though the dreadlocks up-do is a curve-ball There was a red and pink section in the midst of all the India via France theme, of which look 41 stood out. This maxi-length serving of sugary pink is more than a bit .