CHANEL COCO BEACH DE CHANEL
A dip into the sea while exhaling the fresh sea breeze, and the natural rays of sunlight that is shone by the beach - this perfectly describes the lifestyle of Mademoiselle Chanel. I tried to recreate that lifestyle by bringing the collection to the beach. I can't remember the last time I came to the beach, sunk my toes into wet sand and felt the cool air on my face. Don't count Bali holidays because I never get down to the waters! Now, 20 years later, there's nostalgia. I had many joyful memories with my family as a young child and those were the only memories I had before my parents started working through the week. It only dawned upon me now that the nostalgic feeling is my sentimental connection to the sea and to long-lost childhood memories.
With Gabrielle Chanel's love for the sea, nautical was an intrinsic element that is reinterpreted in different seasons, including the Métiers d'Art collection. With this, Karl Lagerfeld dedicates an exclusive collection of beachwear essentials as COCO BEACH.
One of my favourite accessories will have to be this drawstring bag. Interestingly, the signature quilting was printed on denim, and the buttons are also stamped on with marine anchors, how cute is that? Come closer and you'll spot mini 'double C-s' printed on the denim fabric!
Imbuing elements of the sea, the COCO Beach collection will only be made available to selected boutiques that are located near holiday resorts worldwide. Situated on a sunny island surrounded by the sea - the Marina Bay Sands outlet will be the designated outlet to carry this collection in Singapore. Lucky us!
Chanel Pink Calfskin Shopping Bag (SGD 5290), Chanel Red Calfskin Drawstring bag (SGD 5200) Chanel Black Grosgrain Espadrilles (SGD 890)
Only Available in Singapore Marina Bay Sands Retail Outlet