Karl Lagerfeld has chosen his hometown of Hamburg, Germany, as the next location for Chanel's Métiers d’Art, the French house confirmed to WWD. The venue of choice is the Elbphilharmonie, an architecturally stunning concert hall perched right on the Elbe River, overlooking the city's port. The presentation will take place on 6 December.
The structure, known for its wave-like roof, was designed by architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. Although it just opened in January, it was inspired by ancient amphitheatres and stadiums like the theatre at Delphi.
The collection hitting the runway will be Chanel's pre-fall, ready-to-wear range, which Lagerfeld debuted 16 years ago. (We imagine models will parade the looks from floor to floor in the concert hall's abstract interior, but who knows what he has in mind.)
The designer has previously shown Métiers d’Art collections in the Ritz in Paris, Dallas, Salzburg and Tokyo.
Lagerfeld just presented his Spring 2018 range for the French house yesterday at Paris Fashion Week, debuting some chic rainwear alongside artificial (but nonetheless astonishing) waterfalls in the Grand Palais.
Via Harper's Bazaar UK