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CHANEL Official : Blog : October 2021

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Gucci Mane s 1017 Artists Pull Out Of Howard University Show In Solidarity Of Student Protests

HotBoyWes, Big Scarr, and BiC Fizzle reportedly backed out after students protested poor living conditions including mold, rats, and roaches.
No matter how prestigious or what the reputation of a college may be, students will find something to complain about when it comes to housing. However, students at Howard University say that conditions at the historically Black college are so severe that they had no other choice than to kick off a full-fledged protest.

According to reports, Howard students allege that the university has not attended to various grievances that include complaints of mold, rats, and roaches in the dormitories. As Howard prepares for their coveted homecoming weekend festivities, music artists are said to be protesting in solidarity.
Several of Gucci Manes 1017 artists were scheduled to take to the homecoming stage but when they learned of Howard s protest, they decided to stand down. HotBoyWes, Big Scarr, and BiC Fizzle agreed they would support the students  quest for better living conditions.

 Simply put, we hear you and we continue to welcome your viewpoints on all matters pertaining to Howard,  the university s board of trustees reportedly said in a statement.  The goal is to cultivate spaces for us to listen and discuss prominent issues on students  minds. 

Protesters have reportedly been met with threats from the police as well as Howard officials who told them that if this continues, they may be expelled. Some have complained that they are being denied food on campus as officials have locked them out of their facilities.
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Nora Fatehi's Luxurious Bag Collection: LV Bag Worth Rs 2 Lakhs To Chanel Mini Worth Rs 3.3 Lakhs

Bollywood actress and dancer, Nora Fatehi has been seen flaunting her expensive bag collection that can make a hole in your pocket. Check it out!
The Dilbar girl, Nora Fatehi, rose to fame in Bollywood as an actress after her participation in Bigg Boss 9. Her dancing skills in the item songs deserve special mention. Recently, Nora was featured in the movie Bhuj: The Pride of India. From 'Manohari' of Baahubali to 'Saki Saki' of Batla House to the latest music videos, she has always sizzled the dance floor, but, apart from that, her taste in fashion is quite classy. 

Whenever Nora had stepped out to catch a flight or attend reality shows or award programs, she had always looked picture-ready. Many times she has dazzled in sarees and rocked western outfits like a queen. But what always had caught our attention was her bag collection. Regardless of what you are wearing, an outfit looks incomplete without a bag. Here are 10 times when Nora flaunted her expensive collections of bags and wooed us with her arm candies. Let's take a sneak peek into her closet of bags!
Nora has been seen many times carrying this tote bag around Mumbai. This Louis Vuitton On My Side black top handle bag cost a fortune. It comes with a price tag of USD 4,200, which in the Indian currency would be Rs. 3,08,189. Recently Nora was papped wearing a white pantsuit with subtle makeup and no accessory at all, except her Louis Vuitton Tote bag.
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How Aspinal of London reworked a cult handbag for the new season

Its an impressive feat for any designer to court a fan base as varied as HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, Gigi Hadid, Olivia Palermo and Selena Gomez, but for Aspinal of Londons creative director, Mariya Dykalo, it doesnt come as a surprise.  Fans of Aspinal share a sense of sophistication and an eye for timeless, elegant designs,  she tells Harpers BAZAAR UK.  The women who carry our handbags make decisions that they know will last beyond a single season.  In a fashion climate where the lifespan of trends seems ever shorter and the speed and ubiquity of fast fashion more breakneck than ever, Aspinals timeless ethos is one that is finding a loyal and growing audience.  In todays world, its so important to buy less but buy better,  Dykalo insists.  Customers dont want to make a purchase that will go out of fashion in a year or less. 
It was for this reason that Dykalo and the Aspinal team decided to revisit the brands heritage for the new season, crafting a collection that reworks its iconic  Mayfair line in new sizes, colours, and finishes. The boxy shape  complete with a chic top handle and practical cross body strap  combined with the croc print finish and gold hardware details has made the Mayfair a consistent bestseller since its inception. Gomez wore a white iteration with a leggy, all black ensemble while out in New York City, while The Duchess of Cambridge owns multiple versions, including classic black, soft taupe, and burgundy.  Its one of our most versatile silhouettes,  says Dykalo.  It strikes the perfect balance between an everyday crossbody, and an elegant evening bag. 
For the new collection  dubbed  Mayfair Mania  Dykalo and her design team reworked the classic style with five new limited edition metallic finishes, which are available exclusively online. The perfect update for the impending party season, the shades include bronze, blue and rose gold, all finished with the brands signature quilted chain strap.  I was thinking a lot about how to innovate this style through new colours while still retaining the core beauty of the bag, and metallics were an intuitive direction,  says Dykalo.  We wanted to create an explosion of opulence and glamour  something unexpected, wondrous and desirable. 
The team also experimented with size, re releasing the Midi, Mini and Clutch styles in a classic palette of midnight blue, mocha, ivory and black, but also introducing a brand new  Nano shape into the fold. Adorable and micro, the petite Nano is only big enough to house a credit card, a lipstick and your house key  but what else does one need for a glam night on the town these days? As the fashion world embraces the fabulous frivolity of a return to the Roaring Twenties, pragmatism and sensibility are suddenly on the outs and joy making for its own sake is back on the menu. On that front, there are few pieces that scream fun for the sake of fun, such as a nano sized metallic blue handbag, particularly one that can be clipped onto its larger, more sensible siblings as an adorable bag charm for an elevated 9 5 look.
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From the 2.55 to the Boy, a History of Chanel Handbags

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To appreciate the history of Chanel handbags, one has to start with the origins of the purse itself. For the society ladies of Western Europe in the 18th century, bags were effectively pockets, detached from garments and worn around the waist with a band beneath layers of skirt. By the end of the century, however, narrow neo classical silhouettes could no longer camouflage a pocket, so it became a visible purse: a pochette with looped handles. This went on for about a century and a half before Gabrielle Chanel came along and thought, Cant a girl get something hands free? And thus, the chain strapped crossbody bag came into fashion.
In 1909 the House of Chanel was born, founded by the elegant yet swashbuckling Gabrielle  Coco  Chanel. Though shes best known for her nubby bouclé jackets, she started off making accessories hats, to be exact at a millinery shop on Pariss Rue Cambon. As it so famously goes, her Catholic orphanage upbringing instilled in her a unique appreciation for the austerity of the ecclesiastical garb of nuns. (Her rearing with the sisters of the Sacred Heart of Mary in Aubazine, France, stopped short, however: Its believed that Gabrielles frequent dalliances with aristo men introduced her to jersey fabric, then a textile for mens undergarments.)

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Farfetch launches designer handbag resale service in the Middle East

Online e tailer extends its Second Life platform to the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia
Online fashion retailer Farfetch has launched its Second Life service in the Middle East, allowing consumers to trade in their pre loved designer handbags, in exchange for credit that can be used towards purchases on the site.

Following a successful launch in Europe and the United States, Second Life is being rolled out in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The initiative is being run in association with The Luxury Closet.

Customers can submit information and photographs of their bags online. These will be reviewed and a proposed price will be sent back within two working days. If the price is accepted, the bag is sent off for verification, free of charge. Once verification is complete, Farfetch will credit the customer with the agreed value, which can be used to purchase new items on Farfetch.com.
 The luxury fashion industry is increasingly aligning with sustainable fashion,  says Giorgio Belloli, Farfetch s chief commercial and sustainability officer.

 Like the online luxury market, the pre owned luxury market is growing rapidly and is forecast to reach $64 billion within the next five years. After the successful launch of the Farfetch Second Life pilot programme in the European market last year, and in the United States, we are excited to bring this service to our consumers in the Middle East.

 Extending the useful life of fashion items is absolutely critical to the sustainability of the industry. Enabling services, such as Farfetch Second Life, that make it easy for customers to do this, also offers an attractive opportunity to engage luxury consumers to shop with Farfetch. We re thrilled to scale this model globally and are looking forward to expanding the categories consumers can give a second life to, Belloli adds.
The service is part of Positively Farfetch, the company s mission to contribute to a more positive and sustainable fashion ecosystem.

As part of this mission, the brand offers a wide selection of  conscious  products, produced with positive environmental and social considerations in mind, and has launched the Donate service, which allows consumers in Europe and the US to make donations to charitable causes and receive Farfetch credit in return.

A Fashion Footprint Tool will help consumers easily identify and understand the environmental impact of their wardrobe choices, while the Farfetch Fix service enables consumers worldwide to repair and restore their luxury items, helping to expand their lifespan and reduce the number of items that end up in landfill.

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Kristen Bell Has Been Carrying This Luxe Bag for Years and We re Finally Making the Investment

When it comes to investment pieces, you have to be super strategic. If you re dropping hundreds of dollars on an accessory, it better be high quality, versatile, and durable. And unlike designer shoes, which inevitably experience wear and tear, or sunglasses, which are easily scratched or lost, luxe handbags stand the test of time. BIPOC owned brand Senreve is quickly earning a reputation as one of the most reliable luxury handbag brands out there, thanks to the stars toting them around Hollywood on repeat.

We re not just talking about one A lister carrying a Senreve purse several times over the span of a few months  no, celebs like Anna Kendrick, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Selma Blair, and Jessica Alba have been spotted with the bags in hand for years, proving that they aren t just a flash in the pan fad. Kristen Bell, one of Senreve s most loyal famous fans, often steps out wearing the Aria Belt Bag, like she did just today. The Good Place star shared an elevator mirror pic to Instagram with the purse strapped around her waist (while wearing a stunning green leather suit, BTW.)
Buy It! Senreve Aria Belt Bag in Noir Vegan Leather, $495, senreve.com

Bell is sporting the Aria Belt Bag in the noir shade of vegan leather, which is scratch, stain, and water resistant. With a removable leather strap, this versatile purse can be worn as a crossbody, clutch, sling bag, or belt bag (aka, an upgraded fanny pack.) The popular Senreve handbag comes in a wide variety of colors in six different leather finishes, ranging from embossed to pebbled, all handcrafted in Italy. 

Unlike traditional fanny packs, the Aria Belt Bag can fit everything you need on the daily: your cell phone (up to an iPhone 8 Plus), wallet, chapstick, headphones, hand sanitizer, a face mask, and more. Plus, an exterior slip pocket under the front flap provides easy access to essentials, like your ID or metro card. Easily elevate the handbag by swapping the leather strap with Senreve s beveled chain or statement shoulder strap.

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We re not going to lie: Senreve handbags do cost a pretty penny, but with luxurious materials, smart design, and high quality craftsmanship, they re worth the investment. Plus, this weekend only, Senreve is offering a free gift with any purchase over $300  which is an expected price point for most of the brand s pieces, anyway. Snag a stylish face mask ($65) when you spend over $300, a star charm ($85) for any purchase over $500, and a carte folio (aka, a mini wallet that costs $175) when you spend $700. 
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The house continues to celebrate its 100th year as it pays tribute to the disco age in a musical new campaign.

By now, you will be well aware that Gucci is in the midst of a year long celebration of its 100th anniversary. And, in the name of keeping the party going, Alessandro Michele unveils the Gucci 100 collection with a musical campaign.

In a bid to ensure that its latest collection is just as celebratory as those that have come before it, Gucci has turned to the wonders of retro funk to showcase its new cuts in a stunning new campaign video. Featuring RTW pieces and accessories galore  all of which are boldly boast the Gucci 100 logo and sweet lyrical references  the Joshua Woods shot display hopes to transport watchers into the depths of the disco age with the hazy scenes of Gucci adorned singers offering up renditions of classic 80s tracks such as  The R  and  You Got Good Taste   all of which have been hand picked by Creative Director Alessandro Michele.

 The centennial, for me, represents an opportunity to bear witness to Gucci s eternal vitality that year after year, is reborn, it renews itself, reestablishing an unusual relationship with contemporaneity as a boy, forever young, observing the world with a powerful vision,  explains Alessandro Michele when speaking on Gucci s latest campaign.  I recognised the manifestation of its youth in its having intercepted and traversed, for one hundred years now, popular culture in all its forms. Above all, in music: the only medium, aside from fashion, more reactive to the times that mutate and mark the new, the today, the now. 
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Saks Fifth Avenue Teams Up With Gucci 100, Rag & Bone for Initiatives

Saks Fifth Avenue is the exclusive U.S. wholesale partner for Gucci 100, the limited edition capsule collection that honors the fashion house s centennial year. The brand has taken over the retailer s Fifth Avenue windows through Oct. 13.

The windows complement Gucci 100 s dedicated pop ups throughout the U.S. (which includes a recently opened 18,000 square foot one in New York s Meatpacking District) and showcase the collection in an immersive, multidimensional environment, including perimetral arches, LED and reflective floors.
These design elements are repeated throughout the Gucci 100 installations inside Saks  New York City flagship, located on the main floor atrium, Women s Designer on three and Men s Designer on seven. The collection is available to shop for a limited time.

The collection features ready to wear and accessories, and takes its cue from music and pop culture with lyrics from songs that mention Gucci featured throughout the assortment, including  Mine is mine, Gucci Seats reclined,  from  The R  by Eric B. and Rakim;  This one s dedicated to all you Gucci bag carriers out there, it s called,  You got good taste,  from  You Got Good Taste  by The Cramps, and  And the men notice you with your Gucci bag crew,  from  F?k Me Pumps  by Amy Winehouse.

Also happening at Saks is a pop up experience from Rag & Bone, through Oct. 18. Located in the Barneys at Saks department on the fifth floor of the flagship, the pop up features Rag & Bone outerwear, accessories (scarves, ponchos and beanies) and footwear, including a lug sole pull on boot in a water resistant recycled stretch fabric. The pop up resembles an environment of adventure and exploration.
They have designed an inflatable canopy to frame the raw wood exterior walls and brushed steel fixtures. A custom screen streaming outdoor landscape is projected on the base of the pop up, with an adjacent mirrored wall and ceiling to create the effect of standing in a never ending forest. In addition to the pop up, the collection will be available to shop at Saks.com. Elements of the pop up build will also be on display at Saks Fifth Avenue stores in Boston and Troy, Mich.
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Inside Gucci Vault, a New Online Concept Store Full of Beautiful Things

Something old, something new. Modern fashion has always been enamoured with the past   resurrecting ideas from history to rediscover newness in their forms, whether that be retrospection of recent decades or the digging up of renaissance costume or medieval garb for out there statements. Gucci s Alessandro Michele has roamed further than most   he loves the 70s, sure, but he s referenced everything and indeed everyone from Lucrezia Borgia to Liberace in his richly decorated styles.  The past is a bridge to the future. It s the only passageway, somehow,  Michele said, this past week in Milan.  The past is very present in fashion. It s difficult to defeat the past. 
If you can t defeat them, join them. Alessandro Michele s Milanese speech chimed not with a Gucci show at Milan s Spring/Summer 2022 fashion week   the next by Gucci is slated for this autumn, to be shown in California   but with a new retail venture they re calling Gucci Vault.  We called it Vault because a vault is a storage place for beautiful things,  Michele said. Vault is an online concept store, mixing together old and new: old Gucci, and a tranche of new designers, all specially curated by Michele and his magpie eye.  It s related to my passion for vintage. It is clear I love vintage,  Michele said, laughing, dressed in clothes that were new but looked old (including a dancing pair of earrings that could ve been snatched from the lobes of the 19th century Empress Eugenie.  I love old things, they are present in my life with contemporary things. 

The vintage pieces in Vault have been selected from suppliers and auction houses across the world, reconditioned and in some cases customised by Michele and his team. They re an esoteric clutch: clothes, of course (including a leather trimmed Gucci monogram dress that s a dead ringer for one sported by Lady Gaga in the forthcoming Gucci biopic) but also a set of china in the house s Flora print, and a clutch of weird cups with handles in the shape of animal heads (very Michele).  These things are from the past, we are in the present but this may be an introduction to the future,  he said.
The pieces are joined by the work of new designers; some originally highlighted in the altruistic GucciFest videos of November 2020, when the label offered its online platform to emerging talent.  This is a free space, a democratic space,  Michele said, and the clothes sold as Vault opened its (digital) doors include those by designers Ahluwalia, Shanel Campbell, Stefan Cooke, Cormio, Charles de Vilmorin, Jordanluca, Yueqi Qi, Rave Review, Gui Rosa, Bianca Saunders, Collina Strada, Boramy Viguier, and Rui Zhou.  There s no rule to this selection,  Michele said.  It s about their beauty and power.  Each piece   old or new   comes in special Gucci packaging tailor made for the item.

The reference point, according to Michele, were concept stores of the 1990s and early 2000s   mostly long gone, and including Maria Luisa and Colette in Paris, and the Pineal Eye in London.  They were shrines of research rather than shopping,  Michele said. He sees his Gucci Vault as something deeper and more meaningful than mere retail. That said, it s filled with pieces people will want to buy   not least Michele himself. There s a 1972  Jackie  bag that, he said, was difficult to part with.  Now the bag is available, but I may go and buy it,  he confessed.
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Exclusive: Gucci Blends Fashion And Music With The Gucci 100 Collection

Gucci celebrates an epic milestone this year: 100 years of being one of the world s premier fashion labels. Founded in 1921 as a leather goods company specializing in luggage and handbags for elite Italian travelers, Gucci has undergone countless reinventions over the years notably in the  80s, when it became the go-to brand for musicians, especially American rappers. Dapper Dan of Harlem famously pirated Gucci during that decade, setting in motion a streetwear craze for the GG logo and making it synonymous with palpably cool street style. Gucci s unique ability to remain relevant and at the forefront of pop culture writ large inspired creative director Alessandro Michele to create the Gucci 100 collection, which honors the brand s place in the cultural zeitgeist.

 The centennial, for me, represents an opportunity to bear witness to Gucci s eternal vitality that year after year, is reborn; it renews itself, reestablishing an unusual relationship with contemporaneity as a boy, forever young, observing the world with a powerful vision,  Michele exclusively tells ELLE.com.  I recognized the manifestation of its youth in it having intercepted and traversed, for one hundred years now, popular culture in all its forms. Above all, in music: the only medium, aside from fashion, more reactive to the times that mutate and mark the new, the today, the now. 
Harnessing the joint power of fashion and music, Michele created Gucci 100 as an homage to the two creative mediums. According to Musixmatch, a music database that collaborated with the House on this project, Gucci has been mentioned in no less than 22,705 songs since its inception (yes, you read that correctly). Michele capitalizes on the brand s rich lyrical history by emblazoning ready-to-wear, accessories, and leather goods with the Gucci 100 logo, as well as three phrases containing  Gucci  from three songs:  Music is Mine Gucci Seats Reclined  from  The R  (1988) by Eric B. & Rakim,  This One s Dedicated To All You Gucci Bag Carriers Out There It s Called You Got Good Taste  from  You Got Good Taste  (1983) by The Cramps, and, my personal favorite,  And The Men Notice You With Your Gucci Bag Crew  from Amy Winehouse s  Fuck Me Pumps  (2003).
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