From the Fall-Winter 2011 Womens Chanel collection comes the new pieces from Boy Chanel, an intentionally androgynous selection of bags and clutches that echoes Chanel’s use of men’s underwear to make dresses. Karl Lagerfeld took it a step further, adapted cartridge bags made originally for hunters and created this collection.
Characterised by the thick shoulder round-link chains and heavy front clasps, the collection consists of 3 pieces in all, from the smallest purse to the largest tote, each available in a wide variety of colours from Brilliant Ivory to Deep Black and Flat Red.
Each bag will also have the brand name embossed on the spine (shown above), although I feel that was somewhat unnecessary. Still, the whole so-old-yet-so-new-vibe works for me, and while I do not have the full prices yet, the smallest Boy (which measures 20 cm by 14 cm) will start from SGD3940.
Not that affordable, but then again, it’s Chanel baby. In Singapore, the launch is expected to be around September 2011, do stay tuned for more updates.
Last but not least, something totally unrelated but worth a mention nonetheless, especially since I know how many of you out there love Chanel’s Le Vernis collection. For F/W11’s Illusion D’Ombre line-up expect 3 more gorgeous shades which comprise Graphite, Péridot and Quartz. Lovely, aren’t they?