quarta-feira, 7 de julho de 2010

Chanel Classic Flap Bag: All Eyes on You

This gonna be a special post! I will introduce a Chanel classic bag to you. (Well, this is not special, cause I always do, LOL) In addition to showing you this bag, I am pleased to introduce its history and making process. Ok, let’s flap it.

Some people dream of years of owning a Chanel Classic Flap Bag, some already own, and still others think that they are too traditional and played-out. Well, I couldn’t agree less with that third group of people. With lots of finishes, colors and sizes, Chanel’s famous flaps have a little something that everyone can appreciate, if you stay open-minded.

Speaking of its name, let’s start with 2.55. I bet most of you have encountered this number before, but few of you know its real meaning. 2.55 is the category of bags generally that have a flap and chain strap. Coco Chanel introduced this Chanel bags in Feb 1955, so that is where this name came from. Yes, the 2.55 refers to ALL flap style bags including variations of the original. As we all know, over the years there have been many variations to the original design of the 2.55 including the leather or fabric, the chain ( metal or interwoven leather, single flap or double flap), and the closure ( mademoiselle or interlocking CC). Anyway, I just name one of them-Chanel Classic Flap Bag in Black.

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Now, let’s enter the making center to see how this classic bag comes into shape. The entire production process takes 180 processes, directly or indirectly involved in the manual up to 6 people. 2.55 bags of a subject required 2.5-hours to complete one. Fist of all, all the leather pieces are hand-cut by Chanel experts, and then sewing, bonding and assembling carefully.

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Working from sketches, a range of hand-made mock-ups are produced before selecting a final prototype and deciding on its exact proportions and stitching details. This whole development stage is shrouded in mystery and usually takes around a week to complete. Then out of the 200 to 300 prototypes produced for each collection, the studio selects around 30.

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Before the bag can be assembled, the leather must first be prepared. It is cut from the skin either by hand, using a punch, or by computer, and is then machine-stitched, trimmed and finished. This is an extremely precise process, with all dimensions measured to within a fraction of a millimeter.

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80% of the total production time is spent on the assembly table, where Chanel’s master craftsmen use their expertise to produce an item of unmistakable luxury. During this process, each bag is turned inside out and back again, because the craftsmen have to make sure the inside is as good as the outside.

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And then, prepare the beautiful accessories, make leather clothing chain by hand and wear the chain on the fixed bag.

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Mission completed!

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