Chanel's 2023/24 Métiers d'art Collection

2024-06-14 // LuxePodium
Chanel's new collection combines craftsmanship with a rebellious attitude.

Chanel recently unveiled its 2023/24 Métiers d'art Collection, which blends refined craftsmanship with a rebellious attitude. The collection showcases the brand's dedication to quality and attention to detail.

The collection was presented on remote islands east of Bali, aboard the luxury yachts Silolona and Si Datu Bua. These vessels offer a unique travel experience, allowing guests to explore both above and below water. The cultural insights gained in the lesser-visited ports of call add to the overall journey.

Both Silolona and Si Datu Bua are spacious and comfortable, providing the perfect setting for a holiday charter escape. Charter guests can enjoy the sound of the wind in the sails as they cruise through Nusa Tenggara, also known as the Spice Islands. The yachts offer ample deck space and provide all amenities necessary for a comfortable stay.

Silolona, the first charter boat operated by Sojourns, was built using sustainable selected Borneo ironwood and other hardwoods. Its design reflects the traditional Indonesian fisher-folk boats, with some modern touches by Kasten Marine Design studio. The yacht is equipped with a state-of-the-art navigation and communication system.

The second yacht operated by Sojourns is slightly smaller but equally impressive. It offers a kingsize double suite and two queen-size cabins, with the option to set up child beds. This vessel also has two RIB tenders for additional exploration.

The journey through the Flores Archipelago is a true adventure, filled with stunning landscapes and untouched beauty. Each island in the group has its own unique culture, with traditional textiles and dialects. Life on these islands remains simple, with farming and fishing as the main occupations.

The Silolona Sojourns experience starts in Maumere, the capital of the main Flores Island, and ends on the pristine shores of another secluded bay. The anchorages and beaches in this area offer tranquility and natural beauty. Visitors can witness traditional weaving and tribal dwellings that have stood the test of time.

One of the highlights of this journey is witnessing the mystical cultural events of the archipelago. The arrival of seaworms is signaled by hundreds of men on horseback, creating a unique spectacle. Above the water, Batutara Volcano stands alone in the middle of the sea, regularly emitting fiery boulders.

Snorkeling or diving in the vicinity of a black-sand beach reveals vibrant corals that sparkle like precious gems against the dark backdrop. The waters around the Flores Archipelago are teeming with colorful fish and coral formations.

Silolona Sojourns has been offering personalized yacht expeditions in Southeast Asia, specifically in Indonesia, for the past 20 years. Their commitment to providing exceptional experiences for travelers continues with the introduction of Chanel's new collection.