She believed that clothes needed to be comfortable, elegant and enable you to live your life, to party, go horseriding, hunting and fishing, with a freedom of movement and freedom of thinking. Chanel loved borrowing the Duke of Westminster’s jackets for her sports and realised what could be done with this humble fabric, beginning a long working relationship with Linton Tweeds in Carlisle in 1935. She allegedly used to drive to Fontainebleau deep into the forest with a tray, collecting moss, scraping it off the ground covered in dirt, then decorating the moss, with acorns, flowers, dead leaves, bits of straw, then using them as colour combinations for her tweeds.
AW23/24 New Colourways
We've taken these Autumn shades as inspiration for our new AW23/24 collection launching from early November.