Chanel Celebrating the 2010 Shanghai World Expo

To celebrate the Universal Exhibition in Shanghai, Chanel is launching the Chanel Shanghai accessories collection inspired by the delights of China.

This limited-edition collection, which includes bracelets, necklaces, handbags and earrings, will debut at Chanel’s five mainland boutiques this May.

The timeless Chanel handbags well show the extravagance of the palace. The evening purses with Chinese red or jade green embroidery look exceptionally extraordinary in the evening light.

The day purse is made from cinnabar colored leather material, coated with waterproof khaki fabric, keeping the handbag away from stain.

Inspired by Chinese cuisine take-away boxes, a box-shaped handbag made from metallic fabric with classic leather and metal intertwined chain, well combines the exquisite Chanel classic elements with Chinese element.

Karl Lagerfeld also introduced a number of different metaphors in his design, injecting traditional Chinese art and folk customs into the collection, such as dragon totem in the jewelry, or tassels dressed in bracelets, brooches, and necklaces.

China dolls dressed in traditional costumes walking leisurely appear in the banquette bags, earrings, bracelets and long necklaces.

Source: Jingdaily RepBlog