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5 posts tagged "Longchamp"

Coco Rocha, Longchamp’s Biker Babe

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Canadian stunner Coco Rocha is once again the face of Longchamp’s Fall 2012 ad campaign, alongside up-and-coming model Emily DiDonato. For the campaign (pictured, below), lensed by photographer Max Vadukul, the two paraded around Paris carrying the label’s new LM Cuir line bags and wearing the brand’s Fall fur-trimmed leather coats. Here, get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look on set (pictured, above), where Rocha and DiDonato found themselves riding a tandem bike around the Place Dauphine and performing the Charleston near the Pont Neuf. Watch out for the ads on the Web and in print worldwide next month, followed by the September 6 release of the accompanying short film, by Ridley Scott’s right-hand man John Mathieson, on Longchamp.com.

Photos: Courtesy of Longchamp

On Our Radar: Longchamp X Mary Katrantzou

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For years, I’ve been thinking about getting a Longchamp duffel bag and I couldn’t decide what color to get. Once, while in the Caribbean, I saw a chic French woman carrying a turquoise number, and the minute I arrived back in the city, I tried to purchase it, with no luck—it was no longer available in that shade. Black was going to be my ultimate decision because it’s practical and simple. I kept reminding myself that it would match all of my luggage and for years to come, it would never go out of style. Although that would be a smart choice, it’s rare I make my purchases based on that, so I left the store with no bag in hand. Luckily, one of my favorite designers, Mary Katrantzou, has provided the perfect answer to my Longchamp quest. Her new collection for the label, launching exclusively at Colette on January 23, combines her signature prints with Longchamp’s classic silhouettes. I used mine when I traveled home for the holidays—it stands out nicely among the sea of black luggage. My daughter Gloria was toting it around for a while and liked it so much, now she’s calling it her luggage. It looks like I will have put up a fight to get it back.

Longchamp x Mary Katrantzou is available at Colette on January 23.

Photo: Courtesy of Colette

Blasblog: Moss, Gainsbourg To Bring Party Spirit To Couture

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The lull is almost over, party animals. Mid-January can feel like a bit of a social hiccup—men’s shows aside, there are always a sleepy few weeks between the mayhem of the holiday and the revving up of spring—but that will come to a definite end on Monday when the haute couture shows in Paris begin. A few weeks ago, when I was planning my couture schedule, I wasn’t sure if I looking at much more than a handful of shows and a few meals alone at Café de Flore. This will be the first season with Christian Lacroix off the schedule, which puts the number of impressive shows at not much more than half a dozen, and until recently, it didn’t seem that in this economy anyone had the budget to do a party.

I shouldn’t have worried. As I sit here stuffing my new Tumi duffel bag, I’m looking at quite an impressive week. The drama’s already under way (Giorgio Armani accommodated John Galliano’s requests for a schedule change, albeit not quietly), and more’s to come. On Monday, Balmain is hosting a cocktail party, but many are more interested in Natalia Vodianova’s dinner for her lingerie collection with Etam, which will feature a performance from Charlotte Gainsbourg (pictured). Wednesday night is Swarovski’s chic celebration of their commission of 22 iconic (and presumably sparkly) black dresses, Valentino’s sit-down dinner, and Kate Moss’ fête at the Ritz with Longchamp, which will feature a performance from the Queens of Noize. Makes sense, of course. What’s fashion week without a bunch of noisy queens?

Photo: Gamma / ZUMApress.com

Get The Candles Ready…

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Is your birthday card in the mail? Tomorrow, Katherine Ann Moss—you may know her better as Kate—turns 36. The girl’s been in front of the lens since she was 15, making her a lifer in the fashion game several times over. We’d be the first to step up and present her with a lifetime achievement award, except that she shows no signs of being anywhere near finished yet: The latest feather in Ms. Moss’ cap, a design gig at Longchamp, a brand she’s faced since 2006, was announced today. So instead, we’ll just say happy birthday, and take a moment to remember when—in this case (above), Paris, 1991.

Photo: David Tunley/Corbis

New Longchamp Collabs Mark 20 Years Of ANDAM

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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.