The anticipation built as Chanel (Instagram) unveiled the 2023/24 Métiers d’Art collection (link), aptly carrying the logo ‘MCR,’ a vibrant celebration of Manchester’s unique spirit. Artfully designed by Peter Saville, the Mancunian graphic designer and Artistic Director of Manchester since 2004, the collection pays homage to the city’s rich cultural tapestry.
Set against the rhythmic backdrop of New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle,” a Manchester anthem, the “MCR 8 12 23” teaser set the stage for this year’s presentation in the heart of the city. The logo comes to life, embodying the lively pop spirit that defines the city and resonates through the decades.
Chanel’s Métiers d’Art Show, under the creative direction of Virginie Viard, seamlessly intertwines the House’s legacy with the cultural vibrancy of Great Britain. A visual testimony to the artisanal precision of Métiers d’Art, the collection radiates with playful nods to British music culture and the signature art of Chanel’s tailoring. The juxtaposition of autumnal and vivid colors, encrusted textures, pure silhouettes, and carefree attitudes captures a soft yet audacious femininity.
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