Below: Longchamp collaborated with rising fashion star, Mary Katrantzou, for a range of bags for Spring Summer 2012... Are you already a fan of those eclectic, surreal prints?
Below: Based on a theme of East meets West, the prints features a unique and interesting mix of references... from Asian temples and flower parades, through dragons and lanterns, to the architecture of Carnegie HallMary Katrantzou For Longchamp Spring Summer 2012
Good news for all Longchamp fans. If you have always been loving Longchamp's exceptionally light weight and functional travel bags (Le Pilage) or Jeremy Scott creations... get ready to add a whole new series of designer collaboration designs to your collection. For Spring Summer 2012, Longchamp worked with fashion's hottest new name, Mary Katrantzou, the Greek-born, London based designer famous for her surreal prints and lantern shaped dresses.
Mary now brings her unique creative vision to Longchamp with two special-edition tote bags and an exclusive print for the legendary Le Pliage line.
For the two totes, Mary Katrantzou created her own inspired and individual interpretation of the theme “When East meets West”, drawing on an extraordinary array of references, from Asian temples and flower parades, through dragons and lanterns, to the architecture of Carnegie Hall. Brown calfskin handles and brushed gold hardware complement the beauty of the prints and echo the bags’ trompe-l’oeil detailing.
For Le Pliage line of bags, Mary Katrantzou created a poetic print of orchids and lanterns
floating like balloons against a backdrop of blue sky.
"What I love about Le Pliage," says Mary, "beyond the fact that it is so simple and so practical, is that it provides the perfect canvas for a print designer." These new bags by the designer are simply a work of art worthy to be collected.
All these bags will feature a leather label embossed with the signature "Mary Katrantzou for Longchamp".
The Mary Katrantzou collection will be available in Singapore Longchamp stores in March 2012.
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