Tweed, a woolen fabric borrowed from menswear by Mademoiselle Chanel, has become an essential part of the CHANEL style. The different kinds of thread that make up this fabric give it unique, irregular appearance. Karl Lagerfeld creates audacious, reference-packed designs in exclusive tweeds by Lesage, bold juxtapositions of materials and motifs.
The tweeds in the 2017/18 Métiers d'art collection are made of wool interwoven with velvet ribbon and lurex thread. Their checked motifs echo the network of canals and bridges in the city of Hamburg, where the collection was presented. Hues ranging from orange to brown with hints of blue evoke the colorful freight containers stacked on the city's docks.
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