Sotheby's to auction Karl Lagerfeld's estate
Luxury auctioneers Sotheby’s are to sell over 1000 lots from the estate of Karl Lagerfeld. The sale will feature items from his residences in France and Monaco, an anthology of his personal taste but also of his life and career, including works from his photography. Lagerfeld, who divided his time between his Paris apartment and Monaco and...
15 Sep 2021
Luxury brands return to live show format at Paris Fashion Week
Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Hermès, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Chloe and Rick Owens are just some of the brands returning to physical shows formats at Paris Fashion Week later this month. A total of 37 brands will host live shows with audiences during the womenswear ready-to-wear calendar from 27 September to 5 October. France’s fashion federation,...
1 Sep 2021
Chanel buys jasmine fields to ensure No. 5's existence
Chanel, to ensure that their famed No. 5 perfume will not be jeopardized, has bought land in southern France to secure its supply of jasmine, which is harvested by hand in a delicate ritual. The news was reported by Reuters. Chanel’s purchased 10 hectares of land, adding to the 20 hectares is already uses near Grasse. In the 1980s, Chanel...
27 Aug 2021
Gucci is the most bought and sold luxury brand in 2021, according to TheRealReal
The RealReal, the world’s largest online marketplace for pre-owned luxury goods, said Gucci is the most bought and sold brand, according to its latest 2021 Luxury Resale Report. The report charts the current state of luxury resale, including the pandemic’s lasting impact on how people are buying and selling, based on the behaviors of The...
27 Aug 2021
Chanel acquires stake in Paima
WWD has confirmed that Chanel has acquired a majority stake in knitwear specialist Paima, further consolidating the former’s Italian holdings. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. Chanel has long worked with Paima, so this just seemed like a practical investment to continue their partnership. Paima has been a third-party manufacturer...
24 Aug 2021
Chanel to show 2022 cruise show in Dubai
Chanel is taking its cruise show on the road to Dubai for 2022. The show will take place on November 2, and is actually a repeat collection show. Chanel’s cruise 2022 collection was first unveiled this past May in the South of France at the Carrières de Lumières limestone quarries in the village of Les Baux-de-Provence. This marks the second...
16 Aug 2021
Chanel to stage Métiers d'Art show in Paris
Chanel will always love its home of Paris. This December, that love affair will continue as the house debuts its next Métiers d’Art collection on December 7. The Métiers d’Art show is usually a traveling show that has been show everywhere from Dallas to Shanghai, but with restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic, Chanel thought it best to stay...
19 Jul 2021
Eric Pfrunder leaves Chanel
After 37 years, Eric Pfrunder has left the legendary house of Chanel. Pfrunder was the former right-hand man to Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s famed artistic director, where he oversaw ads, image, and photography. In February 2019, Pfrunder was named joint artistic director of the house after Lagerfeld’s death. Since then, he has worked alongside...
13 Jul 2021
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 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