MANIFESTO

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CHANGE OF SPACE

TWIN EXPERIENCE

2023.11.23

CHANEL’s creativity and savoir-faire unveil the twin boutique: the new unique experience in the heart of Milan to also get to know the Maison’s High Jewelry and Watchmaking.

CHANEL unveils a twin Milanese boutique, the first Italian one dedicated to Fashion, Watchmaking and Jewelry. Complementing the historic location located in Via Sant’Andrea, it will offer guests an immersive experience in the various and multifaceted aspects of the Maison. For this project, Peter Marino, who continues to harmoniously reinterpret the aesthetic codes of the Maison worldwide, has projected CHANEL’s Parisian elegance and timeless modernity into a new environment sublimated by sumptuous custom touches such as upholstery, elegant tweeds in ivory and sand tones, hand-finished finishes and luxurious wool carpeting. The upper floors of the boutique house Creative Director Virginie Viard’s latest Prêt-à-Porter collections, tracing Chanel Maisons’ ties to Hollywood cinema: leg warmers, tweed suits, shades and sequins. A mix of 1920s and 1980s fashion, looks created on the contrasts between pop and the essence of Chanel.

Upon entering this bright and spacious boutique, visitors have an immersive experience in the world of accessories, with a selection of handbags displayed in niches alongside a variety of footwear, jewelry, eyewear, scarves and small leather goods creations.

Designer and antique objects enriched the refined atmosphere: a pair of Zen crystal and ebony table lamps by Goossens, a 1970s coffee table by Etienne Allemeersch with fossil inlay, a pair of Augusto Bozzi chairs, and a custom table made of worked stone. The two elegantly furnished trial lounges and tweed sofas are an invitation to sit in. The boutique opens with the Cruise 2023/24 collection presented for the first time in Los Angeles. The visit continues in three intimate spaces dedicated to Watchmaking and Jewelry that feature the Maison’s most iconic timepieces, including the J12, Première, Boy Friend, and Code Coco collections, as well as the Coco Crush, Camellia, and N°5 Jewelry creations, finely combined with an exclusive selection of Fine Jewelry and Fine Watchmaking creations. Elegant glass consoles, illuminated by rock crystal and gold metal chandeliers by Goossens, give these spaces a refined Art Dèco tone, enhanced by a graphic black and white palette illuminated by touches of gold. For the occasion there will be an exceptional presentation of the spectacular 55.55 necklace from the Haute Joaillerie “N°5” collection – set with a sparkling, custom-cut 55.55-carat diamond – a permanent element of CHANEL’s historic Haute Joaillerie heritage.

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Creative freedom

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A collection that rethinks the concept of fashion as a manifestation of power and full representation of creativity, investigating the historical legacy and future of femininity. The looks in Dior’s FW24 collection convey the radiant power of a pluralistic, autonomous and versatile femininity, reactivating that key moment of creative freedom of which Miss Dior is the emblem.

FALL/WINTER 24

Impalpable Visions

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Armani opts for a palette of jewel tones and a novel emphasis on black. The attention to embroidered details marries simple elegance, while a message of poetry and hope shines through the outlines of winter flowers.

Jil Sander

Minimal frills, maximum impact

2024.02.25

The FW24 collection by Jil Sander is abundant in rounded silhouettes and soft lines, yet with character. The balance between form and comfort fills the enveloping coats and sartorial details: each piece reflects a constant pursuit of effortless sophistication.

COLLECTION

SPIRIT

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The Fall Winter 2024 collection by Maximilian Davis is an interpretation of the 1920s through a modern lens, particularly inspiring as it offers a new perspective on the elegance and rebellion of that era.