Chanel goes to Scotland for show following cashmere brand purchase

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Karl Lagerfeld will be taking Chanel’s pre-fall collecition, known as the Metiers d’Art, to Edinburgh, revealed Wednesday. Details are scarce for the moment, but a date for the show has been confirmed as December 4, and the fashion extravaganza looks poised to set the Scottish capital alight.

Chanel announced on Tuesday that it had bought the Barrie Knitwear cashmere mill in the Scottish Borders area. The 140-year-old firm had been facing a long spell in administration after the collapse of parent company Dawson International.

Chanel fashion president Bruno Pavlovsky told the BBC: “The acquisition of Barrie business by Chanel is all the more natural as the factory has worked with us for more than 25 years, producing cashmere knitwear including Chanel’s iconic two-tone cashmere cardigans….Through this acquisition, we reaffirm our commitment to traditional expertise and craftsmanship, and our wish to safeguard their future and support their development,” he added.

With his slim line silhouette, Karl won’t be indulging in any deep-fried Mars Bars (a local delicacy), but the Kaiser of Couture will be sure to enjoy his Highland fling. It might not be Macbeth, but fashion fans will be expecting theatrics from the Metiers d’Art show, which last year transported guests to a stylized Indian dream located in Paris’s Grand Palais. The show has previously been held in Shanghai, Tokyo and New York City.

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