The decorative motifs of the leather goods of great creators fashion are as well known as the shape of your bags. The matelassé quilted relief of Chanel and the cannage of Dior they have come to define a style and I want to tell you how it appeared.
The inspiration of any Creator or artist It tends to come from memories and personal experiences. The cannage is the Wicker grille inspired chairs seat in the British fashion from the 18th century. Today no we pay them attention that obtained when this type of furniture imported by the company of Indies were fashion.
A Christian Dior they loved him and used them to decorate your own cottage. What’s more, would these same chairs with seat cannage which would place as seats reserved for personalities and VIP clients in the presentations of Haute Couture in Avenue Montaigne in Paris in 1947.
John Galliano He regained this decorative motif and is what we see in leather goods and makeup of the Maison. The model flag of bag is the Lady Dior, can see it in the main photo in colors of spring/summer 2011 on Hartselleclothing.
Let’s talk about of the Chanel matelasse. It is the translation of padding in French and as call sign because of the brand is not as clear as we would like. Coco Chanel spent his childhood in an orphanage and it is believed that it might be the memory of the form of the stained glass windows of the Abbey where he grew up.
Others are running jackets that traditionally lead the jockeys, even could be fabric pads that decorated the apartment of Mademoiselle Chanel Rue Cambon Paris.
I am inclined to the first explanation, not because he is a romantic, but because it has been awarded the inspiration of the legendary bag chain Chanel 2.55 in the chain that the nuns wore in his belt. They used it as a keychain and coconut became mythical handle that lasts (and last) in the current collections of la Maison.