Chanel’s Métiers d’Arts Collection Unveiled at Linlithgow Palace

12 Dec

Wrapped in Chanel blankets, sipping whisky and ginger cocktails, the fashion press, buyers from around the globe, and associated muses descended in a flurry of limousines and frost on the faded grandeur of Linlithgow Palace last week to see Karl Lagerfeld put Scotland on the global fashion map.


 Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, was handpicked by Lagerfeld for his pre-season Chanel Métiers d’Arts Show, a peripatetic Show, designed to celebrate countries which had an influence on Coco Chanel, founder of the fashion House. Paris- Edimbourg, the tenth annual show, was arguably the most spectacular of the series. The stunning 15th century palace was the perfect setting to unveil the collection, which had a strong Renaissance feel and featured a fabulous array of tartans and knitwear. Taking inspiration from Renaissance page boys, 18th century Highland soldiers and ethereal Winter Queens, the Show succeeded on many levels, none more so than in the skilled artistry which is the signature of Chanel.


At Tartan Twist, we’ve long been inspired by Mary Queen of Scots. Our Mary Queen of Scots Pomander Pendant, which comes on a range of tartans, would not have been out of place at the Chanel show last week. It is inspired by the Queen’s pomander on display at Holyrood Palace. The Queen’s traditional pomander would have held fragrant herbs, ours opens to reveal six little secret photographs.


Mary Queen of Scots Pomander

Mary Queen of Scots Pomander


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