Chanel S/S17 Black Resin Robot Minaudière


Every season without fail, Chanel will launch a special minaudière (or in layman’s terms, a clutch), from the intricately-detailed Cruise 2017′s cigar box clutch, to Fall-Winter 2016′s #FrontRowOnly novelties that included clutches in the form of sewing boxes and bobbins of thread, depending on the theme of the season.

For Spring-Summer 2017, Karl Lagerfeld sent out a collection that was set in a data centre, with stacks upon stacks of servers spewing tangles of colourful computer cords. Models (both actual and robotic, ok I jest, she was just wearing a robot mask), walked the runway complete with LED-embedded bags (yes, they were blinking), iridescent tweed jackets and digitised rays of colour printed onto flowing dresses, skirts and caps.

So it’s only fitting that for this collection that we talk about this little guy, a minaudière in the shape of a robot. Clearly one who’s Chanel-approved (do you not see the CC logo on his chest?), I adore his spanner-like arms and the fact that his eyes do blink, which would make him a great nightstand companion as well. No word though on when he will be launched (or how much he will be selling for) so do expect another update soon.

Image: Chanel

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