Chanel acquires Indian embroidery atelier Vastrakala

French luxury maison Chanel has acquired a 70% controlling stake in Jean-François Lesage SAS, company which also owns Chennai based embroidery aterlier Vastrakala.

Founded in 1999, Vastrakala, which now employs 174 embroiderers, has lent his craftsmanship in numerous lines of ready-to-wear and accessories made by Maison Lesage for many brands, including Chanel.

“This acquisition will enable Lesage and Vastrakala to successfully continue their long-standing cooperation based on a common passion: the art of hand embroidery,” said Bruno Pavlovsky, president of Chanel fashion. In the division Chanel owns several “specialty workshops”including: Barrie (Scottish knitwear), Causse (gloves), Montex (embroidery), Goossens (gold and silver jewelry), Massaro (shoes), A. Michel (hats), Lemarié (feathers) , Desrues (buttons), Guillet (flowers) and Lognon (folds).

In addition, Jean-François Lesage SAS announced that it has changed its name in Lesage Intérieurs, given its strong activity in interior design and decoration

Vastrakala embroidery acquired by Chanel