Monday, July 28, 2008

Reading Longchamp

From Vogue UK: Longchamp is planning to dress our coffee tables with a chic new tome as part of this year's 60-year anniversary celebrations at the design house.

The 192-page book, which will be released in September, will trace the heritage of the label and include such fashion moments as an archive collection by the French painter Serge Mendjisky - something Longchamp's managing director, Jean Cassegrain, is particularly excited about.

"It was fun coming across our first line of bags customised by an artist in 1971," he tells WWD of the line. "As far as I know, it was the first example of a leather goods house collaborating with an artist."

Longchamp, as the book is entitled, forms just part of the stylish festivities - look out also for the special edition Pliage bags, which are emblazoned with Native American, Scandinavian and African-inspired prints.

1 comment:

Pigtown-Design said...

I have a great longchamp le plaige bag in black, which after 3 years of near constant use is beginning to show some wear. i have to figure out what to get next!