Chanel to stage Métiers d'Art show in Paris
Chanel will always love its home of Paris. This December, that love affair will continue as the house debuts its next Métiers d’Art collection on December 7. The Métiers d’Art show is usually a traveling show that has been show everywhere from Dallas to Shanghai, but with restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic, Chanel thought it best to stay...
19 Jul 2021
Eric Pfrunder leaves Chanel
After 37 years, Eric Pfrunder has left the legendary house of Chanel. Pfrunder was the former right-hand man to Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s famed artistic director, where he oversaw ads, image, and photography. In February 2019, Pfrunder was named joint artistic director of the house after Lagerfeld’s death. Since then, he has worked alongside...
13 Jul 2021
Chanel raises bag prices
Chanel is upping the price for some of its signature bag model by 10 to 15 percent. This marks the luxury brand’s third round of price adjustments since the beginning of the pandemic. The price increases took effect at the beginning of this month. The Chanel Classic Maxi Flap is one of the bags that’s now 15 percent more expensive. Increasing...
2 Jul 2021
Chanel revenue fell 18 percent during 'highly disrupted' pandemic
Chanel on Tuesday said its revenue fell 18 percent to 10.1 billion dollars in 2020. The Paris-based luxury house said its business was “highly disrupted” due to store closures and suspension of international travel. Prior to global lockdowns, Chanel had a robust duty-free business, which instantly froze as tourism was halted. While the pandemic...
15 Jun 2021
Chanel Cruise collection inspired by Jean Cocteau
Chanel this week unveiled its annual cruise collection via a show instead of digital film. The location was the Carrières de Lumières in the South of France, the setting of the 1959 Jean Cocteau film Testament of Orpheus, which in context provided both a backdrop and inspiration for the collection. “Because Gabrielle Chanel was close to Cocteau,...
5 May 2021
Chanel announces sustainability partnership with the University of Cambridge
Luxury French fashion house Chanel has announced a new three-year partnership with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) to focus on sustainability solutions and leadership. The multi-faceted partnership will combine “tailored sustainability education programmes, innovative operational projects, and...
27 Apr 2021
Podcast: Chanel Connects interviews designer Anifa Mvuemba
In this episode, Chanel Connects interviews fashion designer Anifa Mvuemba about reimagining museums in Africa, the innovation that can arise from plans gone astray and creativity. Listen to the podcast below. Source: Chanel Connects via Spotify Photo credit: Chanel
18 Mar 2021
Video: Chanel FW21 collection at PFW
In this video, French fashion house Chanel has presented its FW21 collection at Paris Fashion Week (PFW). Watch the video below. Do you want to see more FW21 clothing collections? Click here to view theFashionUnited Marketplace. Video: Chanel via YouTube Photo credit: Chanel, Facebook
11 Mar 2021
PFW AW21: Chanel inspired by “Parisian chic” and ski holidays
Chanel’s creative director Virginie Viard took inspiration from what she calls the “idea of cool Parisian chic” mixed with the ambience of ski holidays for the French fashion house’s autumn/winter 2021 ready-to-wear show. Showcased against the backdrop of Castel, a legendary Parisian club, Chanel highlighted a contrast between volumes and...
9 Mar 2021
Podcast: Designing for a new world created by pandemic and social change
Anifa Mvuemba, the fashion designer and founder of womenswear brand Hanifa connects with Architect Sir David Adjaye and critic and curator Aric Chen in this edition of Chanel Connects. The three discuss how innovation can come out of situations gone awry and how creativity can be sparked out while trying to make the world a more just place....
5 Mar 2021
Haute Couture Week: How luxury labels resonated on social media
Fashion’s biggest luxury labels came together digitally at the end of January for Haute Couture Week, a show that this year was forced online due to the pandemic. Some 28 brands, including the likes of Chanel, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Dior and Valentino, showed off their latest collections via their websites and social media platforms, which since...
9 Feb 2021
Video: Chanel Haute Couture show SS21
In this video, Chanel has presented its SS21 Haute Couture show. Watch the video below. Source: Chanel via YouTube
29 Jan 2021