A Northern Soul: CHANEL’s Métiers d’Art Collection Shines in Manchester

Synonymous with some of the most influential musical acts—the Stone Roses, Oasis, and The Smiths—Manchester has long been revered for its rich cultural tapestry. Inspired by the iconic musical city, CHANEL’s latest Métiers d’Art collection celebrates the love story between French and British style codes. Presented at dusk on Thomas Street in North Manchester, tweed coatdresses and suits in vibrant shades of blue, lilac, and apple green— and a brown hue inspired by Manchester’s brick architecture—capture the energy of the city, while knitwear in Shetland and cashmere echoes the effortless sartorial sensibility of the English countryside. Each look is enhanced by the craftsmanship and expert handiwork of Le19M, with buttons, hats, pleats, and footwear all playing an integral role in showcasing the artisanal but innately cool character of the collection.

Prep the skin with N°1 de CHANEL and create a makeup base with Le Blanc La Base Légère. Create a fresh and natural complexion using Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint. Define cheekbones with a wash of colour using Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sun-Kissed Powder in Light Coral. Illuminate the eyes with Ombre Essentielle in 222 Jade Facetté. Coat lashes in bright red using Noir Allure Mascara in 47 Rouge Intense. Moisturize and enhance lips with Les Beiges Lip Balm. Finish the look with a warm beige manicure using Le Vernis in 105 Particulière.

Photography by Alexis Belhumeur
Model: Laura Rudd (Select Model Management)
Styling by Sahar Nooraei
Hair and Makeup by Julie Cusson for CHANEL Beauty
Casting by Keva Legault
Photo Assistants: Chris Booth and Josh Faithi
Stylist Assistant: Clio Reynolds
All fashion, jewellery, and footwear by CHANEL
Special thanks to Victoria Baths, and Salford Lads and Girls Club