Today Chanel cruise Seoul, the brands latest collection, which is about to hit stores in November, has been presented at Zaha Hadid’s masterwork Dongdaemun Design Plaza. So high time to check out the handbags? What about the new cult plexiglass minaudière? Did the story of the Girl bag, you know the jacket turned bag, continue?
- Chanel cruise Seoul, chanel.com
Chanel has a long history of collectible cult minaudières sometimes witty like the number 5 Bottle bag from cruise Singapore 2014 sometimes simply stunning like the pearl minaudière from cruise Dubai 2015. For the Chanel cruise Seoul collection Karl Lagerfeld created a tortoiseshell minaudière, which appeared in two different colours. In contrast to its predecessors the tortoiseshell is lacking an obvious connection with the codes of the house of Chanel. Besides that carrying a tortoiseshell on a strap, even though I guess its a plexiglass one, might raise some eyebrows among all those fashionistas with a certain interest in sustainability.
So let’s come to the Girl Bag. In a certain way Chanel cruise Seoul will be remembered as the collection where the Girl bag learned to walk the runway. Well, let’s be serious. The Girl bag was absent. Just exactly the same fabric and colour scheme as used for a spring 2015 Boulevard Chanel bag was parading down the runway as a blazer. Seems that my initial thoughts of the Girl Bag being a PR item with a rather sort shelf life finally proofed right.
So what else? There were lots of Boy and flap bag styles. A new trunk like closure for the flap bags was introduced and Chanel seems to try to dig a little deeper into the travel luggage inspired bag category.
What’s your favourite from Chanel cruise Seoul? Did you like the show?