Stroll through the luxury malls of Bangkok, and the influence of Chanel’s tweed is incredibly visible. The house has been using the Scottish woollen cloth since the 1930s, when Chanel discovered the functionality and beauty in menswear, deftly adapting it for women’s clothing. So, to say the Maison has turned to its signature tweed for its Haute Couture 2020 collection wouldn’t be alarming. What is new is taking the brand’s iconic tweed blazers lined with chain detailing as its inspiration for its first ever High Jewellery presentation.
The strong association to the jacket has now been transformed into a 45-piece jewellery iteration of the fabric. Named Tweed de Chanel, the collection sees exceptional pieces conceived to express the distinctive characteristic of tweed – the intricate interwoven structure and depth and richness of the material. Articulated using diamonds, pearls and sapphires that are layered and intertwined, Chanel has masterfully created textural necklaces, earrings, cuffs, brooches, rings and more.