*Update: Due to Hong Kong’s political unrest, Chanel’s Cruise 2020 fashion show in Hong Kong has now been postponed indefinitely. Despite this, the collection will still be launching in stores from 6 November as originally planned.
With Louis Vuitton taking its Cruise 2019 show to Kyoto, Dior bringing its Pre-Fall 2019’s menswear show to Tokyo, and Miu Miu and Prada hosting its Cruise 2019 and Spring/Summer 2020 show in Shanghai, we have to admit we were getting a bit envious of all this special attention directed towards our neighbouring cities from some of the industry’s top fashion houses. Luckily, we’ve just got word of some exciting news: Chanel has just announced that it will be bringing its Cruise 2020 runway show right here to Hong Kong.
Set to take place on 6 November, the runway show will be hosted at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal. Set against the magnificent Victoria Harbour, this will, without a doubt, be the fashion event of the season. “Today a cosmopolitan city with a unique East-meets-West heritage, an innovative spirit and a vibrant energy, Hong Kong is the perfect destination for the next stop of the Chanel Cruise journey,” the house expressed in a statement.
This is not the first time Chanel has hosted a fashion show in Hong Kong. Long before around-the-world fashion shows became a thing for luxury fashion houses, Karl Lagerfeld brought his entire crew to Hong Kong’s Shaw Studios, where he presented the SS06 Haute Couture show for all of us to see. That was, however, over a decade ago, and the Fragrant Harbour is long overdue for another high dosage of fabulous fashion strutting down the runway.
The Cruise 2020 collection will be creative director Virginie Viard’s first solo collection for the house following Karl Lagerfeld‘s passing. It was first debuted earlier this year in Paris, at a make-believe train station set within the iconic Grand Palais. The collection is comprised of 76 looks, which all work together to tell a timeless travel story through Chanel’s signature allure and silhouettes centred on the theme of motion. You can learn more about the collection in our review here.