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Pharrell’s collaboration with Chanel is almost here

The singer takes us behind-the-scenes of his collection – in a short film featuring Alton Mason, Adesuwa, and Anok Yai

Towards the end of last year, Pharrell announced that he would be dropping a collection created in collaboration with Chanel. Attending the Parisian house’s Cruise 2018 show in Bangkok, the singer appeared in a yellow hoodie emblazoned with sequinned Chanel insignia – later to be revealed that it was designed by him. 

Now, the musician has released a behind-the-scenes film ahead of the collection’s release exclusively in Seoul on March 29, and worldwide on April 4. The film sees Pharrell talking about his relationship with the house – he’s previously appeared in a number of campaigns, designed a trainer in collaboration with adidas, and also made a runway appearance last year – and how the collaboration came about thanks to the late creative director Karl Lagerfeld, before his death

The film shows a glimpse of the collection – modelled by a diverse cast made up of Alton Mason, Adesuwa, Adut Akech, and Anok Yai – that mixes classic Chanel elements with a more streetwear-esque feel. Think diamond chains that say ‘CHANEL PHARRELL’, tees and hoodies, and oversized shoppers. The singer himself also appears in the film, pairing the collection with Chanel pearls necklaces – something he wants more people to explore: gender-fluidity in fashion. 

Teasing the creation of the campaign in the film, keep an eye out for the full collection and more later this week. 

Watch the full film below.