I’ve been bag-crazy for as long as I can remember. The bag-radar in my head scans and identifies every brand of bag in my direct vicinity and reconizes the name of its models too. I know, I scare myself sometimes LOL.
Needless to say, I was thrilled when Longchamp Paris invited me for a preview of their latest range at the Longchamp Paris Fall/Winter Collection 2013.
Brought Konzy along with me as my date for the evening.
Jessicat / May Sze / Joyce Wong
The evening was delightful. We were served champagne as we browsed through the latest collection.
We were also served delicious canapés to satiate our tummies throughout the night.
Let’s take a look at their star product of Longchamp’s 2013 Fall/Winter collection, shall we?
Introducing Longchamp Quadri, the new everyday essential.
Quadri in its three distinct colours and three models.
Flashing my favorite in this range, the black pochette. Here’s how it looks like in real life!
The casual-chic Quadri is everything a girl wants a bag to be.
Crafted from cowhide leather with a distinctive crisscross grain, it feels supple and worn-in. I love the rock ‘n’ roll spirit of the nickel-finish hardware – the Longchamp signature, the rivets, and especially the cute metal plaque engraved with Longchamp emblems.
A close-up of its texture and finer details.
Three different models for different occasions
But what is fashion without function? Quadri bag will never let a fashionable girl down.
For every day, she chooses the Quadri tote, which holds all she could possibly need (and more besides). It is packed with practical features, including several inside pockets, two strong handles and a removable shoulder strap.
The on-trend cross-body bag is great for hands-free days, while there’s also a spacious shopper and a roomy hobo with an ingenious adjustable strap.
Quadri Cross-body bag
And when she goes out at night, well, the Quadri line has the perfect solution: a cute little pochette which she can dangle nonchalantly from her wrist.
Jessicat holding up the Quadri pochette.
Effortless style starts here.
Charis and I toting the Longchamp Quadris and with our boys in tow
As you can see, the choice of colours is versatile too.
Each one a contemporary classic – from everyday staples such as Black, Clay and Ecru to vibrant Carmine and sophisticated Cedar.
The line-up of colours available for Quadri.
It is no wonder the Quadri was my favorite amongst the entire collection!
Apart from the Quadri which I could hardly keep my eyes away from, I decided to check out the other lovely bags on display. Here are some of my other favorites from Longchamp’s 2013 Fall/Winter collection.
The Longchamp 3D line encompasses two roomy totes, both with handles and a removable shoulder strap, and a maxi hand-held duffle bag. Its 3D lines also gives the season’s geometric spirit a whole new dimension of fun and fashion appeal with its playful “pop-up” details.
Longchamp 3D in bright, bold colours
Next up, is the Longchamp Roseau Box.
This new tote comes in patent calfskin with a gorgeously glossy, transparent finish which reveals the leather’s delicate patina and enhances Autumn’s most sumptuous shades: dark Aubergine, warm Cumin, intriguing blue-green Cedar and rich Carmine.
The Roseau Box
Jessicat toting the Roseau Box in Dark Aubergine.
Jessicat / Charis
Us girls respectively toting the Roseau Box and the Quadri Pochette
Longchamp Roseau with a shiny finish
May explaining the Roseau to me when I took more than a passing interest.
Revisiting the iconic Roseau, it is highlighted by the bamboo toggle and a bright nickel finish
May / Jessicat / Charis
Us girls standing by the Roseau range.
Next up, the Balzane Roots hobo bag interpreted in three elegantly muted shades for Autumn 2013.
Its contrasting smooth mocha leather trim adds fashion flair to this chic, sporty design.
Balzane Roots in Cumin, Taupe and Mauve
The Gatsby Sport
I absolutely loved the masculine-feminine allure of this brown satchel.
Longchamp Le Pliage in its warm, earthy hues this Autumn.
I favoured the Longchamp Pliage in this shade most!
It even comes with a matching pair of flats.
Other ranges of Longchamp from its previous collections were seen at this exclusive press viewing too.
I immediately took a liking to its Spring/Summer ’13 products too. Here’s a brief look at some of them.
So bright and cheery, no? Absolute love.
I’d add this maxi clutch to my evening looks anytime! It’s too pretty.
This was another one I took an instant fancy too.
After I was satisfied browsing and admiring the range of bags, I noticed that bags aren’t the only highlight of Longchamp’s 2013 Fall/Winter collection. Here, we have the Ready To Wear (RTW) collection of apparel as well.
Longchamp interprets the season’s light-and-shade theme in contrasts of colours and textures. In particular, a series of two-tone pieces epitomize the graphic, pared-down mood, to which touches of fur and pops of colour bring luxury and luminosity.
Autumn’s silhouette is long and lean, featuring cigarette pants in supple lambskin or warm wool, topped off by cute blousons, maybe with a fox fur collar, or – a more relaxed option – cosy oversize cardigans in wool and mohair.
One of the standout looks is a silk jumpsuit in two-tone white and black or black and khaki, teamed with high-heeled ankle boots for maximum leg-lengthening potential.
Outerwear is a key focus of the season and ranges from the luxurious – a chic coat combining panels of lamb fur, tweed and lambskin leather – to the sporty, in the form of nylon blousons in the collection’s star fauve and feather prints.
In addition to graphic black and white, the autumnal colour palette plays on rich, warm shades of camel and khaki, bronze and cumin. The feather print is at its most feminine in lush plum tones, while an occasional pop of bright fuchsia.
Some of this season’s RTW apparel collection.
Watch the video of the fashion show below!
Longchamp Paris’ whole 2013 Fall/Winter collection being paraded on the runway.
Before my male readers scroll through this post while stifling a yawn or two, don’t fret.
Para pembaca lelaki, sila jangan khuatir! I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN YOU, BOYS!
May / Jessicat
We are standing next to the men’s section!
With a combination of both female and male fashion pieces, everyone was happy that evening.
Thank you Longchamp Malaysia, for having me. I had a splendid time browsing your latest collection!
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