Some women have an innate sense of style that emboldens us all to be a little more daring when it comes to fashion. One such woman is Giorgia Tordini, Milan-based designer and style icon whose archive of street style snaps is enough to inspire for seasons on end. This past December Tordini jet-setted to Hamburg, Germany to experience Chanel’s Métiers d’art 2017/2018 “Paris-Hamburg” show and later test drove a few of her favorite looks on the streets of Paris just for BG. Here, we caught up with her to find out all the details and what she loves most about the French maison.
The Chanel Métiers d’art 2017/2018 “Paris-Hamburg” collection is in store now on 2 and available for preview at BG.com/Chanel.
Photography by Guillaume Roemaet
Describe your experience at the Pre-Fall 2018 Chanel runway show in Hamburg.
My experience in Hamburg was a deep dive in the traditions of the city where Karl Lagerfeld was born. He thought about every detail to have his guests understand customs and enjoy the culture of his own town. From visiting the most prestigious piano factory, Steinway Piano, and dining in a classic German restaurant by the Elbe river, to shopping at the Christmas market in the old town, and finally attending the show in the newly-built Elbphilharmonie, we experienced the best that the city had to offer.
What was the highlight of your stay in Germany?
It is hard to say, as I have so many good memories! The show was absolutely incredible. First, I was very excited to see the recently-opened Philharmonic designed by Herzog and De Meuron. The space is mind blowing and the architecture is very modern with a strong visual impact.
I also really loved the collection, especially the first part with the chunky navy knitwear looks, the hats, and the shoes with big pearl ribbons. I want to live in those turtlenecks!
The orchestra playing in the background and the setting were both magical. To end, the after party was very unexpected as Karl Lagerfeld kept it local and everything was inspired by the town of Hamburg and its traditions. Guests were welcomed on a big hangar with fishermen, local food, long community tables, and performances.
How would you describe the collection?
It was a collection inspired by Karl Lagerfeld’s hometown featuring iconic figures such as sailors and naval officers with a feminine twist.
What was your favorite look from this shoot and why?
The red and blue tweed jacket and skirt. I think it was one of the most iconic looks from the collection and still a Chanel classic with a revisited silhouette.
What was the first piece of Chanel you owned?
A black 2.55 bag. A classic!
What piece from Chanel do you think every woman should have in their closet?
A bag and a jacket.