When you think of Chanel, images of sleek, sophisticated and classic pieces dance through your head. You think of perfume, signature quilted bags and simple little black dresses. Well at a press preview in Madrid recently powerhouse designer Chanel decided to shake up your view of the brand by introducing their new line of branded athletic gear. Chanel hopes their neon bright 90s style Fresh Prince of Bel Air-esque sneakers, branded ping pong paddles and even this chic, black and white Chanel basketball will help hardcore fashion heads see them as more than just perfume and cute dresses. But did they succeed? You be the judge.

Would you buy athletic gear from Chanel?

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  • They look absolutely ghastly – this is clearly just branding. Sometimes I think Lagerfeld makes these products as a satirical joke against the consumer!