It’s officially time to celebrate Scotland’s style moment (which has been happening all year – think Hayley Scanlan winning Scottish Young Designer at the Scottish Fashion Awards and Harvey Nichols Edinburgh’s 10th anniversary) as CHANEL’s Metiers d’Art show 2012/13 will be held at Linlithgow Place tonight at 6 pm.
The show, which is held in honour of skilled craftsmanship across the fashion industry, is an international event which attracts Hollywood celebrities (Brangelina is rumoured to attend tonight’s show) and top fashion editors, designers and stylists. Lagerfeld has chosen Edinburgh as the location for CHANEL’s Metiers d’Art show as a celebration of Scotland’s heritage and its tweet and cashmere industries, which play a significant part in today’s CHANEL collections. (CHANEL recently acquired Barrie Knitwear, based in Hawick, a brand that has worked with CHANEL for more than 25 years).
The ruins of Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, is a traditionally Scottish venue and will make for an amazing backdrop for the show, which is guaranteed to be a Lagerfeld fantasy brought to life. More importantly, being the influential brand that it is, CHANEL has already brought so much to Scotland simply by hosting the show in Edinburgh – hopefully the Lagerfeld seal of approval will stretch beyond tonight and will remind everyone that Scotland has so much to offer fashion – both creatively and commercially.