Tweed like Coco
Earlier this week, Kate Middleton stepped out in a tweed suit, and although it wasn’t Chanel, it did remind us of how chic this textile is. Lucky for us, the historic French maison has unveiled its first ever high jewellery collection dedicated entirely to tweed.
The house mastered articulation techniques, breathing the vitality of movement into solid gold and honouring the iconic irregularity of tweed. Diamonds, pearls and sapphires are layered and intertwined on several plains, creating necklaces, rings and bracelets with textured effects.
Consisting of 45 pieces, each setting has been pared back to minimalist extreme to reduce the asperity of the grain, making every piece soft to the touch.
Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel was the first fashion designer to borrow tweed from menswear and adapt it to the womenswear she created for someone like her – well travelled, drives cars, loves sports. Tweed made a lasting impact on her stylistic vocabulary – in her eyes it possessed all the necessary qualities: carded wool is soft, foamy, comfortable; once uncombed it retains its irregularities and its natural appearance.
Is there anything more chic?
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