Update: See the entire Mary Katrantzou for Longchamp collection here. Available January 23.
Just a few weeks ago, FLARE‘s editors were raving about Mary Katrantzou’s Spring/Summer 2012 ready-to-wear presentation in London. The show was a “total print extravaganza,” shared Fiona Green, FLARE‘s Associate Fashion Editor. It was filled with “swirling digital prints” that “brought the mechanical and the natural onto the same beautifully constructed garment.” Our Editor-in-Chief, Lisa Tant, proclaimed Katrantzou “one of the best new designers.”
Now the digital print master has set the fashion world abuzz once again with her Longchamp collaboration for Spring 2012. The limited line includes a series of bags in whimsical prints that are just as fresh as those from her ready-to-wear collection. Each design is incredibly versatile, coming in three sizes: medium with long handles, medium with short handles, and a travel-sized version with short handles.
After the handbag presentation in Paris, Katrantzou tweeted that she was “super happy with the response,” and FLARE Fashion Director Elizabeth Cabral gushed, “I am LOVING Mary Katrantzou’s bag collab with Longchamp! Must Buy Now!” If the buzz surrounding the collection is any indication, these bags are sure to sell out in a flash.