Maison Chanel held a viewing party over cocktails in its Ginza tower in Tokyo on Friday to celebrate the pre-fall 2013 Metiers d’art Collection.
メゾンシャネルが金曜日に銀座タワー本社で2012/13 プレフォール メティエダールコレクションをお披露目するカクテルパーティーを
Photos by Mami Tanabe for TfD
While clothing was aplenty, also at the viewing party was a large selection of the newest Chanel Boy bags. The tomboyish, punk model Alice Dellal is the face of the ad campaign for the bag, as a modern interpretation of Mlle Coco Chanel who was considered quite audacious and “punk” of her time too (brush up on your history: Thanks to Mlle Chanel we women get to wear pants. Oy!). as in Coco Chanel and Alice, it is hard to have youthful audacity with elegance- a potent combination that very few women could dream to possess. So it was in Tokyo with just 40 or so of the coolest Tokyo girls who “have it” with aplomb at the preview party.
FW Chanel Boy campaign starring Alice Dellal | アリスが主演するシャネルのChanel Boyキャンペーン
From Pop singer Beni, to Fig & Viper designer Alisa Ueno, AMBUSH designer Yoon, and Harajuku “it” girl Momo, we all browsed the tartan tweed, boucle and dainty silk clothing along with edgy pieces like weighty chain necklaces and motorcycle gloves. The collection is a splice of history with an Scottish Edinburgh setting, painted in tartan check and swaths of cream gowns worthy of an oil-painting portrait. As you know, the show was held in an honest to goodness castle as well.
歌手のBENIから、Fig & Viperデザイナーの植野アリサ、
Beni and I
Models Miho and Sayo in Kimono, sandwiching Natalie from VICE Japan
ツインズ！ミーシャ、momo (AVANTGARDE) x シャネルドレス。
I`m not sure if Chanel has ever delved into the world of horror couture, but if they ever want to get their “The Shining” on, call us.
Model Emi Suzuki, PR director George Inaki, model/actress Rila Fukushima
From the show, these layered looks are perfect for Tokyo IRL style:
And last, because this is just really pretty~
Show photos: Style.com
After our exclusive preview, all of us girls took our audacity with a new hint of elegance into the gritty Tokyo night.