First launched last December at Dakar, the Chanel Métiers d’Art 2022/23 collection stops in Tokyo, Japan. Symbolizing the longstanding friendship between Chanel and Japan, this event bridges the gap between two of the most creative and culturally rich capitals.
Chanel brings the métiers d’art 2022/23 collection from dakar to tokyo
First launched in Dakar on December 6, 2022, Virginie Viard’s Chanel 2022/23 Métiers d’Art collection tells the story of creative encounters. This collection is reintroduced in a newer setting in Tokyo, Japan. A few days before the show, Chanel gathered the brand’s ambassadors and friends at the “Izakaya”, a traditional bar and symbol of Tokyo’s nightlife.
Chanel ambassadors, Caroline de Maigret and Nana Komatsu, who attended the show in Dakar, reunited with choreographer and dancer Dimitri Chamblas and musician Nix. Along with actress and brand ambassador Kristen Stewart, dancer Aoi Yamada and musician Ichika Nito, these creative personalities shared their memories of the event and their passion for the field. correspond and emphasize the importance of artistic collaboration.
In Tokyo, Chanel continues the artistic conversation the brand initiated in Dakar, while forging new connections in the Japanese cultural scene. Guests are welcome to Tokyo Big Sight, located in the Ginza district, in the heart of the Japanese capital, with “Slow Show” by choreographer Dimitri Chamblas, performed by dancers from Tokyo’s Tama University of the Arts.
In the minimalist space of beige and black – Japanese guitarist Ichika Nito hums “The World Is Still Beautiful” before playing “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence” by Ryūichi Sakamoto, along with violin and piano. The collection appeared under dim lights. Singer and ambassador Chanel Jennie (BLACKPINK) was a surprise guest at the show. The fresh mix for “You & Me” and the medley of “Fly Me to the Moon” and “Killing Me Softly” was rocked by the female singer on stage.
If the Chanel Cruise collection in Los Angeles was based on the glamor of the 80s, the previous Fall-Winter 2023 collection was a love letter covered with camellia. In this Métiers d’Art 2022/23 collection, Virginie Viard, Chanel’s creative director combines a variety of colors and textures inspired by the 1970s. The collection depicts an active woman enjoying freedom.
The house’s icons such as camellias, pearls, chrysanthemum jewelry, beading, and sequins are all reinvented by Virginie Viard in a creative dialogue with the artisans. Denim also comes in various variations, including the iconic tweed jacket. Sparkling lace, beads, and sequins, artistic Baroque jewelry… combine with the craftsmanship of Métiers d’Art artisans to create a strikingly delicate canvas.
When first announced last December at the Palais de Justice in Dakar, Senegal, the show was accompanied by a program that celebrates the arts in the cultural capital, especially in areas where Favorite Chanel: fashion, cinema, dance literature, contemporary art, and music.
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