Chanel, AW15, Paris.
Mixed among the traditional tweeds and bouclés of the Chanel Autumn-Winter 2015 collection were a number of fabric manipulations that added volume and texture to the garments.
At times, a quilted effect was created with what appears to be small pillows of fabric joined together to create an effect like a padded coat. At other times, these small pillows appear to be turned on the diagonal and appliquéd with squares of stitching, with the corners of the squares turned up to create a soft, spiky texture.
Another textured effect was created with what appears to be rows of horizontal fabric that have been stitched with vertical lines of topstitching. The centres of the loose fabric in each row then appears to be pinched together to create continuous rows of bows fastened with stitching and perhaps finished with beads.
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