Chanel Métiers d’Art 2021/22

Tweed to be worn with jeans and colorful silk blouses in 2022.

The CHANEL Métiers d’Art fashion show was one of the most anticipated events in the fashion world. Held at 19M, a new Chanel’s imagined building space, this incredible fashion show paid tribute to the artistic professions. Virginie Viard said of the imagined building by CHANEL, “It is a vast and very open space, with a façade adorned with white concrete threads, a garden, beautiful walkways and a large gallery where exhibitions will also be held.”

Chanel’s Métiers d’Art 2021/22 collections’ aim is to honour the work of its most prized artisans, from sequin embroiderers to feather cutters, master shoemakers and milliners.

The idea was first introduced by Gabrielle Chanel herself. She wanted to honour and recognize the work of artisans. She also wanted to give these art workshops the encouragement they needed to achieve greater success since the 1980s. In its current version, Métiers d’art brings together some forty Maisons d’art and factories, representing more than six thousand six hundred employees worldwide.

CHANEL creative director Virginie Viard said the collection is “very metropolitan yet sophisticated”. A mix of sophistication and urban style, with the classics of the Maison, such as tweed, combined with bold graffiti, bermudas, the black and white duo, embroidery, sequins and bright colours, such as purple. The satin effect shines, but also the knit, in comfortable silhouettes that adapt to all bodies and once again reflect the spirit of the house.”

The futuristic show began with a black dress buttoned to the ankles with two pockets embellished with white plaid and beads at the hip. Next, tweed jackets, matching ensembles, and a myriad of other clothing styles were featured on the runway in black, white, and various colours. The runway show ended with a sequined white shirt and matching pants with a black sash tied at the waist and black crotch pants. Accompanying the final look was a black coat with a white interior that the model wore just over the shoulder.