Chanel celebrated its 11th Métiers d’Art show by presenting the 2015 Métiers d’Art Paris‑Salzburg collection at the Leopoldskron castle in Salzburg. Inspired by the Austrian history of the fashionable Empress Elisabeth “Sissi,” Karl Lagerfeld infused his latest creations with modern luxury by using an elegant yet sporty color palette.
The signature piece of the collection is the four-pocketed jacket inspired by the garments that Gabrielle Chanel would have seen elevator operators wear at the Mittersill hotel during her stays in Austria. Chanel reports that it also inspired the collection’s silhouettes of boxy jackets paired with wide-cut trousers featuring contrasting tuxedo stripes, calling to mind a structured, uniform-like look.
Making optimum us of fine embroidery, feathers, flower appliqués, beads, pleats, precious gemstones, as well as tweed, leather, cashmere, satin, faille, taffeta and lace, Chanel pays tribute to the workshops that provide the house with everything that is needed to put up such a traditional haute-couture collection. Barrie Knitwear, Guillet, Lesage, Desrues, Causse, Lemarié, Maison Michel, Massaro and other such houses assist the French fashion house to shape up each item of the Métiers d’Art event.
This season, a rich palatte of white, red, navy and black enhanced with hues like forest green, khaki green, dove gray and brown were seen widely throughout the collection. Flared jackets, capes and maxi-length coats dominated the style of the collection. Taking care of dressing up the models in style from head to toe, they sported feather-topped hats and ear muff-like headphones styled to look like coiled Heidi braids. The leggy ladies strutted around in moccasins decorated with edelweiss, ankle-strap clogs and thigh-high lace-up boots.
Full film of the Chanel Métiers d’Art 2014/15 show that took place on December 2nd, 2014 at the Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria –
Listen to Karl speak about the collection –
Also take a look at the making of the Metiers d’Art collection –