Chanel Linlithgow

Linlithgow is getting ready to host Chanel’s annual  Metier d’Arts fashion show. An event which aims to showcase the art of small  suppliers who create specialist pieces for the fashion house. With Paris, Shanghai, Toyko and New York being previous cities that have hosted the world renowned event, it is truly great for Scotland to finally gain some recognition in the fashion world. The country has been chosen for this years prestigious show as  Chanel recently acquired  Barrie Knitwear, a small cashmere company, located in the borders. The brand’s creative director, Karl Lagerfeld is said to be particularly fascinated with Scottish heritage and choose Linlithgow to host the show as he was “inspired by the rich heritage of Chanel in Scotland, and the skilled craftsmanship of Scottish tweed and cashmere, that are an integral and iconic part of Chanel’s collections today”. Linlithgow Palace grounds are currently being set up for the show, a stunning location overlooking a loch, which was once one of the principal residences of monarchs during the 15th century.

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  Linlithigow Palace                                                                                

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                                                                                           Preparations for Chanel show

The Chanel team are currently residing in Edinburgh’s Balmoral Hotel as they get ready for the iconic show on Tuesday. Some of which are even taking a visit to the city’s Winter Wonderland, as Model of the Year, Cara Delevinge tweeted:

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2012 is proving to be a good year for Scottish fashion, from Edinburgh’s first fashion week to Chanel’s Metier d’Arts. Are we finally gaining a well deserved place on the fashion map?

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