#FirstClassFriday: Chanel Métiers d’Art 2016 ultra-soft leather handbags

#FirstClassFriday: Chanel Métiers d’Art 2016 ultra-soft leather handbags

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Text: Bianca Husodo

Honouring only the finest artisanship, Chanel reveals its fresh line of handbags crafted with palpable opulence

If you have seen or watched the latest cinema-inspired Chanel Métiers d'Art extravaganza, which played out at the legendary Cinecittà film studios in Rome last year (if you haven't, click here to read our review), you would most probably have set your eyes on the eclectic bags slung over the shoulders of it-girls Soo Joo, Bella Hadid and Binx Walton.

Fret not. Unveiling a new line of ultra-soft leather handbags from the said dark (and a tad kinky) Métiers d'art collection, these covetable arm candies are a pared-down timeless classic of the heavily patterned bags presented during the show. And, in our opinion, fitting companions that can take you from a casual brunch to a night out with the girls. They are so essential that it'd be unjust for us to play favourites. So, here are the Parisian house's reinventions of the iconic 2.55 handbag and drawstring bag in the new ultra-soft leather line:

1. The legendary 2.55

The iconic handbag is injected with a dose of chic modernity as it comes in shades of black, beige, brown, navy and burgundy calf leather — some are even topped off with lustrous medallions. As soft as peach skin, the leather's smooth touch will acquire a patina over time, rendering it uniquely personal to you.

2. Drawstring bag

While the fresh 2.55 handbag is smooth, the drawstring bag is entirely overstitched. Upheld with a functional aesthetic, a large strap and link chain gives you the option to sling it over your shoulder or carry it in hand. Available in soft leather and velvety suede, and with a colour palette that includes black, beige, mocha, burgundy, blue and khaki, you will be spoilt for choice. One in each colour? Yes, please.

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