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Crushing on Chanel

By Sinéad Tan

Pieces from the new Coco Crush collection are available in yellow gold, white gold and beige gold (not pictured).
 
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Pieces from the new Coco Crush collection are available in yellow gold, white gold and beige gold (not pictured).

It’s a pattern that is easily recognisable as a signature of the house of Chanel - the quilted leather from which the iconic Chanel 2.55, also known as the Flap bag, is made. The motif, known as “matelassé” (the French word for fabric woven to form a raised, quilted appearance), is now the centrepiece of Chanel’s fine jewellery collection.

ChanelA white gold version of the Coco Crush bangle embellished with diamonds is modern, feminine and refined.
A white gold version of the Coco Crush bangle embellished with diamonds is modern, feminine and refined.

In a precious metal interpretation of the original leather, pieces from the range feature puffy silhouettes rendered as graphic shapes and feminine curves. The criss-crossing lines and generous contours of the rings, earrings and bracelets are evocative of the matelassé, which designer Coco Chanel used not only in bags, accessories and couture collections but also for cushions in her very own home.

The classic motif was first inspired by Coco Chanel’s exposure to the equestrian world, in which quilted fabrics are traditionally used for saddle cloths and horse blankets. This collection adorns the trademark pattern with diamonds, adding a sense of daring and splendour in the spirit of Coco herself.

ChanelThe Coco Crush rings are available in a brand-new finishing: 18K beige gold.
The Coco Crush rings are available in a brand-new finishing: 18K beige gold.

Coolly minimalistic and yet glamorous at the same time, the accessories are available in yellow gold, white gold and beige gold and can be combined according to the wearer’s whims to create endless stylish possibilities. The option of 18K beige gold is a notable new introduction to Chanel’s fine jewellery collection, with beige being Coco Chanel’s third-favourite colour after black and white. The Coco Crush rings are available in the brand-exclusive alloy, set with diamonds and sold in small and medium sizes.

Watch the Coco Crush video here:

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The Coco Crush video.

 

Discover more on social media with the hashtags #CocoCrush and #CHANELFineJewelry, on the official @Chanel account on Instagram, or at www.chanel.com.