Chanel is one of the most visited boutique in Rome. They are located in piazza di Spagna 85, in front of the steps. In 2015 they organised a fantastic show in Cinecittà. Few days ago the Haute Couture in Paris, at the Grand Palais, as usual, but this time transformed in Quais sur la Seine. The turnover, finally delivered is about 9,7 billion dollars. Amazing.
Chanel is not only a fashion brand designed by Karl Lagerfeld, a legend. The french company is constantly committed to the schools. Convinced that the passing down of a passion is key to the future of fashion and French luxury, the House is very involved in the curriculums offered by schools in the fields of creation and savoir-faire, as well as those that teach management, marketing, business, digital and new technologies.
As one of the top five most sought-after employers by students (Universum rating), Chanel has built long-term and targeted partnerships with several prestigious schools. Presentations in schools, setting up collaborative projects and offering internships are just some of the axis of these partnerships.
The House is thus actively involved at the IFM (Institut Français de la mode), to help strengthen Paris as the capital of Fashion, and to attract and train international talents who will later work at all the Fashion Houses. Chanel L is a committed partner of IFM. Its representatives visit the school to share their vision of Fashion and their métiers with the students. The french griffe also offers students at IFM the chance to undertake projects with the teams at the House as well as numerous internships.
In 2015, the House became involved with the ESSEC Business School to establish a professorship dedicated to the management of exceptional savoir-faire. Its goal is to prepare the managers and entrepreneurs of tomorrow working in companies in this field. Every year, The Maison welcomes a dozen students and offers them spaces for reflection, dialogue and teaching through the implementation of a project, proposed and accompanied by the Maisons d'art teams.
Chanel is equally involved with specialist schools in its own field, such as the École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne which trains young people in the crafts of couture (pattern making, toile making, sewing…) and creation. The House also cooperates with La Fabrique, École des métiers de la mode et de la décoration, where the House recruits Visual Merchandisers to work in the boutiques.
The Maisons d'art, grouped within the Paraffection company, which invests heavily in the durability and development of their savoir-faire, regularly collaborates with the schools specialising in embroidery, feather work and hat making. Among them are the Lycée Octave Feuillet, the Lycée de la Source, l'Académie Internationale de Coupe de Paris (AICP) and the Ecole Duperré.
In 2016, the House designed and developed an exclusive international program with ENSAAMA (École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d'Art) to accelerate the development of its students working on Visual Merchandising. This program, designed to strengthen their skills, has made it a veritable breeding ground for international collaborators with very diverse backgrounds and training.