No one forgets a Chanel runway experience in Paris, much less one where most of the Grand Palais, a huge exhibition space in the heart of the city (that’s also home to Chanel’s RTW presentations) is transformed in the hands of Karl Lagerfeld. There was a huge ice glacier one season, a giant spinning globe in another, and they even turned the Grand Palais into the chicest Chanel supermarket yet complete with aisle upon aisle of Chanel-branded groceries for the F/W14 season.
For F/W15, Chanel went for a Parisian icon, the local brasserie, and created one that within the grand halls had waiters serving coffee, counters heaving with freshly baked croissants and glasses of orange juice set against an ornate set, complete with richly panelled wood, leather sitting booths and mosaic-tiled floors.
And in keeping with the tradition of picking elements of the theme that would eventually be translated into clothes, bags, shoes and/or accessories, here’s the first thing from the collection I’ll be covering, these lovely embroidered mosaic bags that have just the right amount of shine. Embroidered by Maison Lesage for Chanel, you’ll find their delicate work on at least 2 Flaps and a Boy Chanel as far as the bags as concerned.
Measuring 20 cm by 12.5 cm for the Flap Bag (they come in Small) and 25 cm by 15 cm for the Boy Chanel, you will definitely be sitting pretty with these beauties casually slung over your chair as you sip on your hot frothy latte. Which just brings me back to the Grand Palais all over again. Oh, the memories. And while I’m daydreaming about you know where, you can now head to your nearest local Chanel and check with your SA about these beauties’ availability and price.
One more thing, actually, make it 3 more things before I go. In keeping with the whole brassiere theme of the collection, there are also 3 bags with the same vibe, comprising the Brassiere Gabrielle Plexiglas Plates Minaudiere (shown above), another featuring a menu but is actually a long leather clutch, and a Flap Bag decorated with miniature forks, knifes and spoons. All so so cute too if you ask me.
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