Philippine Daily Inquirer / 11:07 PM January 16, 2014
Gold has always been in fashion but it need not be kept solely to bracelets, necklaces and rings. Longchamp’s Spring 2014 collection commands us to rediscover the allure of the legendary precious metal.
Longchamp’s new vision is showcased to perfection by the elegant Roseau Box line. Its clean, pared-down shapes are enhanced by the beautiful translucent patina of its patent cowhide leather in the season’s star pale gold platinum shade, or else in timeless black.
With its instantly recognizable bamboo toggle, the original Roseau tote now benefits from the addition of a large zippered interior pocket to stow valuables. It is joined for Spring 2014 by a sophisticated long clutch with a removable shoulder strap, ideal for making a stylish transition from day to evening.
Le Pliage Cuir spotlights all the season’s key colors, first and foremost metallic platinum. At the top of the fashionista’s wish list is sure to be the cult overnight bag which she can team with the new cross-body bag. Small in size, but big on impact, it comes with an extra-long adjustable shoulder strap, which can also be removed to transform it into a clutch.
Capturing the safari-chic spirit of the Spring 2014 collection’s Botswana theme, the Enjoy Gold line combines ecru cotton and linen canvas with matte black and patent platinum cowhide leather trim for a look that is both authentic and elegant. A spacious tote and a neat clutch, both have removable shoulder straps.
In addition to this gold theme, Longchamp’s Spring 2014 collection brings a new, graphic twist to last season’s Quadri line. Tri Quadri comes in a tri-color combination of ecru, clay and black, which offers an urban take on the theme. Joining the line and characterized by its crisscross grain, metallic rivets and Longchamp identity tag, is a new version of the original Quadri tote, smaller yet still spacious enough to hold everyday essentials.
This spring, go for gold with Longchamp.
Longchamp is available in Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La and Rustan’s Cebu.