Chanel revenue fell 18 percent during 'highly disrupted' pandemic
Chanel on Tuesday said its revenue fell 18 percent to 10.1 billion dollars in 2020. The Paris-based luxury house said its business was “highly disrupted” due to store closures and suspension of international travel. Prior to global lockdowns, Chanel had a robust duty-free business, which instantly froze as tourism was halted. While the pandemic...
15 Jun 2021
Chanel Cruise collection inspired by Jean Cocteau
Chanel this week unveiled its annual cruise collection via a show instead of digital film. The location was the Carrières de Lumières in the South of France, the setting of the 1959 Jean Cocteau film Testament of Orpheus, which in context provided both a backdrop and inspiration for the collection. “Because Gabrielle Chanel was close to Cocteau,...
5 May 2021
Chanel announces sustainability partnership with the University of Cambridge
Luxury French fashion house Chanel has announced a new three-year partnership with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) to focus on sustainability solutions and leadership. The multi-faceted partnership will combine “tailored sustainability education programmes, innovative operational projects, and...
27 Apr 2021
Podcast: Chanel Connects interviews designer Anifa Mvuemba
In this episode, Chanel Connects interviews fashion designer Anifa Mvuemba about reimagining museums in Africa, the innovation that can arise from plans gone astray and creativity. Listen to the podcast below. Source: Chanel Connects via Spotify Photo credit: Chanel
18 Mar 2021
Video: Chanel FW21 collection at PFW
In this video, French fashion house Chanel has presented its FW21 collection at Paris Fashion Week (PFW). Watch the video below. Do you want to see more FW21 clothing collections? Click here to view theFashionUnited Marketplace. Video: Chanel via YouTube Photo credit: Chanel, Facebook
11 Mar 2021
PFW AW21: Chanel inspired by “Parisian chic” and ski holidays
Chanel’s creative director Virginie Viard took inspiration from what she calls the “idea of cool Parisian chic” mixed with the ambience of ski holidays for the French fashion house’s autumn/winter 2021 ready-to-wear show. Showcased against the backdrop of Castel, a legendary Parisian club, Chanel highlighted a contrast between volumes and...
9 Mar 2021
Podcast: Designing for a new world created by pandemic and social change
Anifa Mvuemba, the fashion designer and founder of womenswear brand Hanifa connects with Architect Sir David Adjaye and critic and curator Aric Chen in this edition of Chanel Connects. The three discuss how innovation can come out of situations gone awry and how creativity can be sparked out while trying to make the world a more just place....
5 Mar 2021
Haute Couture Week: How luxury labels resonated on social media
Fashion’s biggest luxury labels came together digitally at the end of January for Haute Couture Week, a show that this year was forced online due to the pandemic. Some 28 brands, including the likes of Chanel, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Dior and Valentino, showed off their latest collections via their websites and social media platforms, which since...
9 Feb 2021
Video: Chanel Haute Couture show SS21
In this video, Chanel has presented its SS21 Haute Couture show. Watch the video below. Source: Chanel via YouTube
29 Jan 2021
Chanel looks to wedding parties for spring haute couture
For spring/summer 2021 haute couture, Chanel’s Virginie Viard was inspired by wedding parties and the spirit of family. Explaining her vision for the collection, Chanel’s creative director Viard said in the show notes: "I knew we couldn't organise a big show, that we would have to invent something else, so I came up with the idea of a small...
27 Jan 2021
Couture designers call on arthouse filmmakers to bring life to presentations
With the pandemic forcing Paris Fashion week online, haute couture designers have turned to celebrated arthouse directors to give a little spectacle to their presentations, even if some admit a growing desperation to return to live shows. In these uncertain times, the fashion world needs a touch of magic more than ever and Dior drafted in...
27 Jan 2021
The Row launches unique vintage designer pieces from its archive
Los Angeles-based The Row is retailing a series of vintage designer items from its archive, ranging from Japanese purists Comme des Garcons and Yohji Yamamoto to John Galliano and Chanel. The luxe minimalist brand, named after London’s infamous Savile Row, is selling multiple one-off garments from mostly the 1990s that were either used as...
13 Jan 2021