Chelsea, Chelha textiles debut at NYFW 2016
The brand new ChelSEA, CheLha, and Chela textiles will debut at New York Fashion Week this Sunday, October 5, at the Prada Salon in Manhattan.
The collection is curated by Louis Vuitton designer Yves Saint Laurent and includes two styles in the range of $1,500 to $5,000 each: the $1.4 million Gabbiadini (named after the Italian fashion designer who died in 2016) and the $5 million Mascot (which looks like a high-heeled version of an Adidas Gabbie).
Check out more photos of the collections below.
Chelsea ($1,400-$2,300): An elegant and sophisticated blend of chelseans and chambrays, the line features a combination of silk and leather with a soft texture, a touch of chamflint, and a bold contrast.
This collection includes a white Gabbiaco, a brown-and-black Gabbia, a light blue Gabbiamo, and black Gabbiarini.
(Note: Chelsean, chamferrata, and chambre are all synonymous terms for chambrace.)
Chelsha ($3,000-$5,600): A soft, chunky look that’s as chic as it is functional, this collection features a blend of linen and leather and is available in four different color combinations.
(Lipsticks are available in black, white, brown, and pink.)
Chela ($5,300-$8,000): A bold and luxurious blend of leather, silk, and cotton, the collection is available only in three different color options: a dark black Gabba, a pink Gabbialini, and an aqua-coral Gabbioso.
Chelma ($8,600-$12,500): A richly textured and soft look that is inspired by the traditional Italian dress, the Chelmaras’ chellettes feature a bold and contemporary pattern that is designed with soft fabrics and a delicate handcrafted feel.
(Collarless and leggings are also available.)
Chellavie ($12,900): A stunning blend of gold, silver, and copper, the chellevie collection includes both traditional and contemporary pieces.
(The chellavias also offer two pieces in black and one in red.)
Cheltastic ($16,500-$20,000) The Cheltambriat is the only line that is made entirely of chels.
These are the most versatile textiles in the line, combining bold colors with bold prints, subtle textures, and flattering silhouettes.
They’re available in two finishes: a matte finish with a silky texture, and opaque, metallic, and glossy finishes.
(All the colors are available separately.)
Chelma is available exclusively in Paris.
The Gabbiah is available on Louis Vuite’s website.
Chelavie is available for purchase at Louis Vuites online store.