A Quick Guide To Popular Chanel Materials
| By: Ali-Amb Split
-First used by Gabriel Coco Chanel in the 1960’s. -One of the first non-fabric materials to be used in Chanel production. -Often acclaimed for its soft, buttery texture, lambskin is considered to be one of Chanel’s more luxurious and highly sought-after materials. -Most commonly found on Classic Flap bags in a quilted design, but has also been used for wallets, accessories, and shoes.
-Grained calfskin leather that offers an embossed pebbled texture. -First introduced by Chanel in the 1990’s by Karl Lagerfeld. -A structured leather material often prized for it's durability and scratch resistance.
-Glossy coated calfskin leather first used by Chanel in the 1980’s. -Most of Chanel's early patent leather handbags were crafted in black patent leather with gold-tone hardware. -Patent is the third leather option available on most items from the Classic collection, along with lambskin and Caviar leather.
-Produced using pristine, carefully selected cowhide -Chanel commonly uses 3 different types of Calfskin textures including 1. Pebbled Calfskin: Grainy in appearance, often compared to Caviar leather, and commonly found on Chanel luggage and large bags. 2. Aged Calfskin (Pictured above): Most commonly used for the Reissue collection, less structured, and often noted as having a more distressed appearance. 3. Smooth Calfskin: Commonly used for the Chanel Boy Bag. Smooth Calfskin leather's appearance is often compared to lambskin leather.
-Chanel's tweed is crafted from various types of yarns woven together that create a funky, unique texture. No two Chanel tweed pieces will be exactly the same! -First introduced by Coco Chanel in 1924. -Non-yarn materials like silk and cotton were first incorporated into Chanel tweed in the 1930’s. Do you have a favorite Chanel material?Share with us in the comment's below and shop all of your favorite Chanel materials and styles here!
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