A French brand known the world over.
The French House of fashion Chanel came into being in 1910 thanks to the talents of its illustrious founder, Gabrielle Chanel. Her vision saw her dressing modern, independent women on a quest for freedom and innovation. The lines of clothing and accessories are pared-down, the colours neutral and the finishes meticulous. Today, Chanel is one the brands that have changed the course of history and fashion through their innovative and unique character. In ready-to-wear, fragrances and jewellery, the French label has distinguished itself and made its way in a world where codes change at a rate of knots. Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel's flagship creative director, passed on recently, but the prestigious brand continues and is perpetuating its unique blend of modernity and tradition.
Chanel collections are endowed with a style all their own.
For over a century now, success has been guaranteed for every one of the brand's collections. The clothing and accessories designed by the French house cross the years without losing any of their beauty or value. The materials used are prestigious, silk and leather for instance. What we see a lot here is using textile to add volume and quilting, especially in the design of the illustrious Chanel bags. The pieces are often in black and white with a touch of metal. Silhouettes are androgynous. Chanel's initials feature on all the accessories, whatever their design.
Ever-evolving, just like fashion and the times.
Through its renowned clothes, bags and footwear, Chanel enlists the services of stars of the moment for its advertising campaigns. That was true for the young actress Kristen Stewart who represents the Chanel woman of today, free and emancipated. The actress has incarnated the brand's image in several adverts these last few seasons, just as Lily Rose Depp has been doing since 2016.
On the Vestiaire Collective site, you can find clothes and also an extensive collection of women's bags. If there is one French brand whose designs are recognised the world over, it is Chanel, and the following must-haves: