LONGCHAMP FALL 2018 RTW COLLECTION
Longchamp celebrates its 70th anniversary this year with the launch of a '70s-inspired Fall collection.
March 27, 2018
Jean Cassegrain’s company specialized in leather-clad smoking pipes before broadening its remit and slowly growing into the concern it is today.
Sophie Delafontaine, the granddaughter of Jean, showed the Longchamp Fall 2018 anniversary collection inspired by a fun and free of an Amazon woman. Trying to make very feminine pieces with lots of character, the Ready-to-Wear collection was heavily emphasizing on outerwear layered over long silk or broderie anglaise dresses and three heights of boots that came sometimes fringed, sometimes braided, and sometimes unadorned.
There was a long, shaggy shearling gilet, available in seven colors, designed to act as a midwinter bridge between the statement outerwear pieces and the softer layers beneath. Those statements included a patched coat of rabbit in differently dyed shades and some strong reversible shearlings. Delafontaine characterized one suite of bucket bags as a “cozy moment”: They came in richly dyed rabbit.
Delafontaine said her customer wants fur with Longchamp using only fur “coming from animals we eat. I have no mink, no fox. Just like the leather, it is only coming from animals that are already being slaughtered.”
Longchamp’s biggest moment was when it went against the status quo to use nylon to make Le Pliage back in the ’70s.