New Longchamp Collabs Mark 20 Years Of ANDAM-------
A chic doughnut-shaped, caramel leather bangle that turns into a Longchamp Le Pliage tote (pictured at left) is a boon to anyone still working out the logistics of the whole reusable-shopping-bag thing. And for that convertible convenience, you have Bless designers Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag to thank. The Bless bag for Longchamp is part of a trio of new Le Pliage totes that the brand is launching in celebration of the 20th anniversary of ANDAM, the Association Nationale pour le Développement des Arts de la Mode. ANDAM promotes emerging French and international fashion talent, and three of the recent winners of the annual ANDAM Award have been recruited for the collaboration: longtime Longchamp tricker-outer Jeremy Scott, U.K.-based It girl favorite Charles Anastase, and the aforementioned Bless. The bags come out October 1 and will be available at Longchamp stores worldwide as well as at a selection of boutiques.