Chanel in Manchester: a minute to find out all about the 2023/24 craft fair

It’s 18.30 in Manchester. It’s night, big drops are flying in the wind. But more was needed to stem the barrage of stars who came to admire the new silhouettes from Chanel’s Métiers d’Art collection, as well as a few footballers from the famous English club, such as Rúben Dias and Luke Shaw.

Hugh Grant, Kristen Stewart, Tilda Swinton, Jenna Coleman, Charlotte Casiraghi, Sofia Coppola, Kristen McMenamy… They all answered the call of the Parisian fashion house and went to Thomas Street, a popular street with bars, eateries and eateries in the famous Mancunian city. vintage record stores, tattoo parlors and street art-covered facades turned into a Mecca of the fashion planet during the show.

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“Manchester for me is the city of music,” explains Virginie Viard, Chanel’s creative director. It forces creation. »And to the extraordinary show.

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Royal tribute in popular colors

Lilac, acid green, aubergine purple, brick red, pumpkin orange, sky blue, salmon pink and mustard… The monochrome silhouettes that followed each other on the asphalt catwalk shook up the grayness of the environment so beloved for England, as well as a vibrant commitment to the cultural dynamism of Manchester, II . A tribute to Elizabeth’s rainbow wardrobe.

How can we not think of the Queen of England when we see these skirt suits, these little straight dresses, these blouses, these patch pocket coats in fresh and vibrant tones passing by?

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Other retro-glamorous fashion queens seen on the feet of all models are black leather baby ballet flats with jeweled straps. A minimalist style, a flashy look and a reference to the crown jewels… Undoubtedly the it-shoes of 2024.

king of tweed

As at the end of every year, the collection celebrates the excellence and know-how of the Chanel ateliers. This season, tweed (designed by artistic craft master Lesage) is the quintessence of the British woolen fabric made famous by Gabrielle Chanel, who reigned as the master of style on the catwalks in the 1950s.

The designer is said to have fallen in love with tweeds designed in England during her relationship with Hugh Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster. Hence the haute couture brand’s signature look, but with a nice twist on the British aesthetic, as evidenced by Shetland knits, Bermuda shorts, wrap skirts, beanies and high socks, and these embroideries with a teapot motif reflect legendary British humour. a glass of tea or vinyl records reminiscent of Manchester’s musical culture.

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