Longchamp’s recently released first Cruise collection ranges from quality ready-to-wear to shoes and eyewear, as well as vibrant bags. These pieces are perfect for the modern, independent woman who knows how to appreciate the Parisian look, and is able to carry it flawlessly on the go— from her travels to her everyday life.
The collection takes inspiration from the Maasai tribe, as seen in the intricate patterns and embroidery, not only on the totes and bucket bags, but also on the removable straps that can be purchased separately and customized.
A lot of handmade fringes, tassels and fabrics take off from sub-Saharan African jewelry. These neo-ethnic details are featured on bags such as the Mademoiselle, Roseau, Penelope and Longchamp 3D. The use and play of leather are seen in all the pieces, accented by bold colors and textures.
Rustan’s Catherine Co, who has handled the local franchise of the brand for five years, said Longchamp’s expansion beyond just bags and into eyewear, for instance, will make it easier to come up with perfect summer ensembles for any social gathering. —CONTRIBUTED
Longchamp is exclusively available at Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La, Cebu and Greenbelt 5.