Chanel’s Métiers d’Art 2020 collection is finally available across the boutiques in Singapore, and you can start getting your hands on precious accessories, bags, as well as a diverse selection of RTW and shoes. And today is all about two icons of the house, both taken to all new-heights by Virginie Viard for the annual Métiers d’Art collection. One is a long-standing favourite designed by the one-and-only Coco Chanel, while the other was inspired by the precious birdcage ornament found at Chanel’s Rue Cambon apartment.
First up, take a look at the multicoloured 2.55 Handbag (SGD9850) in metallic goatskin, one that’s treated with an exceptional iridescent finish that seems to change its colour under different lighting conditions. Touted as the ‘unicorn’ bag of the season (both in terms of its rainbow hues and rarity), this 2.55 Handbag is one that’s not to be missed, especially if you’re looking for a classic yet exclusive colour combination that will not make a re-appearance in the coming seasons.
The Bird Cage Minaudière takes the hot spot as the ‘accessory of the season’, one that walks in the footsteps of its predecessors like the Gondola Lift, N°5 Perfume Bottle and Rocket Bag of seasons past. This one comes in a gold-tone cage decorated with strass and enamel jewels, finished with a leather-interlaced chain for you to carry it around like a playful mini bag. To use it, you will have to unlock the cage by lifting the CC tab, unveiling a suede drawstring pouch (in Beige or Black) that’s great for keeping several items (keys, cardholder, etc.) secured within. It’s almost like a direct replica of the trinket found at Coco Chanel’s home, with the placement of the jewels and birds featured on the Bird Cage Minaudière (POA) as well.
You can feast your eyes on the Mary Janes (SGD1330) that features the chic bow strap in a luscious material like suede. Love what you see? Head down to Chanel boutiques at Marina Bay Sands and Takashimaya Shopping Centre because elevated icons like the 2.55 Handbag and Bird Cage Minaudière are best viewed up close in person, where you can appreciate the extra detailing that goes into each piece.