Thursday, October 22, 2009

Form and Function

Charles Anastase for Longchamp bags

I've never been a fan of Longchamp's classic, foldable pliage bags, which seem more practical than fashionable. However, Longchamps has reached out on several occasions to collaborate with designers like Jeremy Scott, and artists like Tracy Emin, to create versions of their classic bag that aren't just covetable, but collectors items in their own right. For fall, they've decided to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of ANDAM (Association Nationale pour le Développement des Arts de la Mode), by picking out three previous winners of the ANDAM Fashion Award to design their own versions of the pliage. The designers include Jeremy Scott again, as well as BLESS and Charles Anastase. Personally, I can't decide which I prefer: the creepy-cute white cats on Charles Anastase's bag, which would certainly freak out my husband, or BLESS's creation, which folds up into a donut-shaped leather bangle. Both are brilliant, and decidedly practical too.

Bless for Longchamp bracelet bag


Instructions for converting the bag into a bangle

-Tiffany

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12 comments:

Ilse said...

wow that last one's brilliant! I didn't like Longchamp bags either (I have a makeup bag that looks like one, practical indeed but for the rest..) but the cats &bangle are really cool!

Pierrot le Fou said...

woah, innovative! like the idea of a sneaky bag to make me feel like a spy ;)

Elisabeth Lacunza said...

:O thats cool! jaja original

WendyB said...

The bracelet bag is very clever!

joy said...

I have kind of always like Longchamp but at the same time i like the way these new bags look. I'm glad their taking a risk. Is this even a risk for them?

Dannie said...

wow, this is veeeery cool and innovative!

Lauren said...

I'm with you on the Longchamp bags- never really liked them.

This is interesting, although still... a little gimicky?

Grace said...

Insane!

Love Grace.

Style Bird said...

I like the bracelet bag!

white lightning said...

i am secretly into longchamps, i tihnk they have dorkycool potential. i bought one this summer at a thrift in the HAMPTONS..the jeremy scott ones are SO SICK. i wanttt

Rowena said...

bracelet bag - very clever

May Kasahara said...

my vote is for the creepy cute cats!