Fabric Manipulations at Chanel

Fabric Manipulations at Chanel. Chanel, AW15, Paris.

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.

Fabric Manipulations at Chanel. Chanel, AW15, Paris, Image 1. Quilted effect appears to be made with small pillows of fabric.

Fabric Manipulations at Chanel. Chanel, AW15, Paris, Image 2. Small pillows appear to be stitched in square patterns and joined to create texture.

Fabric Manipulations at Chanel. Chanel, AW15, Paris, Image 3. Small pillows appear to be stitched in square patterns and joined to create texture.

Fabric Manipulations at Chanel. Chanel, AW15, Paris, Image 4. Combinations of fabrics to create textured effect.

Fabric Manipulations at Chanel. Chanel, AW15, Paris, Image 5. Layered fabrics embellished with sequins and beads.

Fabric Manipulations at Chanel. Chanel, AW15, Paris, Image 6. Effect appears to be made with rows of fabric that are sewn pinched closed to create bow-like shapes.

Fabric Manipulations at Chanel. Chanel, AW15, Paris, Image 7. Effect appears to be made with rows of fabric that are sewn pinched closed to create bow-like shapes.

Fabric Manipulations at Chanel. Chanel, AW15, Paris, Image 8. Pillow fabrics embellished with beads.

Fabric Manipulations at Chanel. Chanel, AW15, Paris, Image 9. Appears to be gathered fabric with a grid of trim.

Fabric Manipulations at Chanel. Chanel, AW15, Paris, Image 10. In contrast colours it is easier to see individual square shapes.

Fabric Manipulations at Chanel. Chanel, AW15, Paris, Image 11. Bow shapes edged with zigzag stitching.

Fabric Manipulations at Chanel. Chanel, AW15, Paris, Image 12. Folded layers of sheer fabric with raw edges.

Fabric Manipulations at Chanel. Chanel, AW15, Paris, Image 13. Folded layers of sheer fabric with raw edges.

Fabric Manipulations at Chanel. Chanel, AW15, Paris, Image 14. Tight pleating blends into ruffles with raw edges.

Images from Vogue.co.uk»

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