Renowned for its leather goods, Longchamp unveils a new line for Summer 2018; Zanzibar. Inspired by superior quality hides from South Africa, the line comprises of several styles, including a backpack, briefcase, Hobo bag and pencil case, among others. Dyed in cognac or black, metis leather is chosen for its smooth fine grain and unsurpassed suppleness. In addition to incorporating metal zippers to enhance the bags’ casual aesthetic, the line pays tribute to the brand’s birthplace by featuring a hot-stamped diamond logo, which heeds back to the French insignia for a tobacconist.
The timeless Le Foulonné family – a legacy line created in 1975 crafted in grained leather – now comes in navy. And aside from the contrasting piping and edges that resonate work wear classics, the line also expands to include two-tone briefcases in juxtaposing colour combinations of taupe and orange or mocha and ocean.
For the Ruban line, summery hues of orange, amber, and ocean brighten up the standard Le Pliage bag, zippered clutch, high-tech case and expandable travel bag. As for diehard travellers, Longchamp presents new two-tone rolling suitcases in black and orange or black and ocean, enriched with polycarbonate and leather detailing.
For stylish globetrotters, the Ulysse travel bag is a statement piece with its rounded lines of refined bull calf leather accentuated by its elegant topstitching, angular necktie-tip finishes, embossed signature and curved handles.
At the spotlight of the collection are the limited edition Paddle bags. Inspired by the nautical board sport, a colourful paddle pattern imprints classic canvas bags in black or cream. In addition to its black leather finishes, the bag features a detachable shoulder strap ideal for toting around the city or strolls along the beach.
In its efforts to expand the men’s wardrobe, Longchamp adopts a unique approach to the classic urban sneaker to fabricate stylish 271 shoes. Set to be the latest staple of every man’s spring wardrobe, the shoe features espadrille-like rope soles juxtaposed against velvety soft leather in khaki, navy, and tobacco.
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