Chanel Quilting collection
Chanel Quilting collection shows Coco Chanel's passion for this material. When she was young, the fashion designer was in love with Étienne Balsan, a French celebrity and heir to a large fortune. Balsan taught Chanel how to ride horses and she became quite fond of horse-riding and racing. Always looking for practical masculine clothes for horse-riding, Coco noticed that stable lads wore quilted jackets. Drawing inspiration from this piece of clothing, in 1955, the brand launched the 2.55 handbag. In fact, this handbag had soft leather diagonally stitched to create that quilting effect from stable lads' jackets.
Characteristics of Quilting collection
Furthermore, within the brand's eyewear collections, we find the Quilting collection, that gets inspiration from different aspects of Chanel bags. Lambskin and goatskin leather are the materials present in this eyewear collection. They also use acetate frames with quilted goatskin or lambskin on rubber temples. The metallic CC signature is present also as decorative detail. This collection is present in both eyewear and sunglasses line. As part of the eyewear collection, we find models like 3324 or 3323, among many other with quilted leather temples. Within the sunglasses collection, there are models such as the aviator design 4204Q, the butterfly shaped 5288Q or the square frame of model 5289.