Chanel tweed is arguably the most iconic fabric from any fashion house. Learn about its longevity and our clothing alterations.
Chanel Tweed Fabric
In the 1920s Gabrielle Coco Chanel took inspiration from her paramour, the Duke of Westminster's sportswear. First she refashioned it for her wardrobe then developed the fabric, according to Elle.
In 1924 she began producing tweed in Scotland and later in France after relocating. The woven warps and wefts have since created a trend that has evolved into a modern classic.
The Mademoiselle Privé exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery late last year gave an insight into the fashion designer's inspirations. These motifs endure in Chanel clothing today.
The current creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, continues to re-imagine and re-invent Chanel tweed fabric. Since his appointment in 1983 he has remained true to the legacy of the brand.
The haute couture SS16 collection conceived entirely new and innovative materials to embellish the range. The emblematic straw was one such addition woven into the luxurious fashion line.
Watch the making of a Chanel tweed suit to see the craftsmanship and intricate detail in these garments.
At London Fitting Rooms we specialise in couture alterations and work with a variety of materials. These include the Chanel tweed fabric.
We also celebrate contemporary elegance with staying power and Chanel tweed is just that. Here's some of the clothing alterations where we've worked with these wonderful materials.
This stunning Chanel dress came into our studio for alterations and tailoring. The fabrics and finishing details are exquisite.
There's wool, frayed denim and ribbons mingling together to produce a harmonious whole.
We love everything about this Chanel waistcoat. Did you spot the double 'C' on the lining and button?
The attention to detail prove why Chanel tweed is coveted by fashion lovers everywhere.
Vintage Chanel Jacket
This vintage Chanel jacket is a modern classic for a reason. The subtle blend of colours and fabrics make it oh-so chic.
The balance between masculine and feminine, smart and casual, simplicity and luxury are what Chanel is all about. We look forward to what the future holds for this enduring design.