Tweed, tweed and more tweed – the iconic fabric was at the centre of Chanel’s FW22 collection.

From the invitations to the tweed-upholstered seats for guests at the Grand Palais Éphémère in Paris to the entire ready-to-wear collection, the fashion house paid tribute to the alluring side of its history.

Known to have spent a lot of time in the Scottish highlands during the 1920s, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel took inspiration from the surroundings, gathering ferns and flowers to create a colour palette for upcoming collections.

It was during her romance with the Duke of Westminster that Coco Chanel spent much time in the highlands and it was a story, the house’s creative director Virginie Viard recalled, that the designer made her lover’s jackets her own.

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“There’s nothing sexier than wearing the clothes of the person you love,” she said. “Of course, I’m fascinated by this ever-contemporary gesture.”

It was during this time– the 1920s to 1930s – Chanel became synonymous with its iconic tweed, so making a whole collection dedicated to it was always going to be a crowdpleaser.

Jackets with a subtle masculine side to them and oversized pants, as well as the classic Chanel coat, all in different patterns of tweed were at the helm of the collection.

Weaving in psychedelic colours with autumnal shades, Viard recalled she was also thinking of “England in the 1960s, and very colourful record covers” for the palette of the collection.

As the eternal code of Chanel, tweed was – and still is – a true joy to work with, says the house’s creative director.

“I love working with it so much, I couldn’t live without it at Chanel,” she explains.

Watch the full Chanel FW22 presentation below.

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