Friday, January 13, 2012

Olympia Le-Tan: Milk Box Bag

Her clutches and bags are as surprising and as lovely as the girl that makes them; Olympia Le-Tan and her family have been described as interesting, creative and with quirk, a statement which I completely agree with. Her own personal style is unique without being outlandish and her meticulous detail and kooky fashion sense translates perfectly when crafting her goods. Olympia and her sister Cleo own a studio at the quiet Japanese corner of the second arrondissment in Paris. The sisters grew up just a few blocks away with their siblings and father, celebrated illustrator Pierre Le-Tan. Perhaps the influence of her father persuaded Olympia to recreate book covers using felt and embroidered stitching to celebrate the artwork and design that may fade with the rising computer age engulfing the world.

While they may look like milk cartons, these creations from Olympia Le-Tan are bags strung on fabulous cord wrist straps. I love the depth of detail gone into creating the shapes and patterns and embroidered words. Dark green is my favourite colour variations but since they're all sold out on the online store there's no real worry about what colour to pick, sadly. I’m sure there’s an even larger assortment waiting at their studio France. On the inside of each clutch comes a fabric lining, some of which come courtesy of British label Liberty, which if I recall correctly designed a Pudsey bear for charity along with other notable brands such as Louis Vuitton and Mulberry, just to name two.

Colour: Blue
Embroidered canvas shoulder strap bag with brass clasp and Liberty print lining.
LENGTH : 8 cm HEIGHT : 17,5 cm WIDTH : 8 cm 790 euros

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