Fashion Meets Art with Olympia Le-Tan’s Keith Haring Handbags

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Olympia Le-Tan’s busy year is not done yet: the French designer surprised us once more with a brand new collection that pays homage to Keith Haring, letting fashion meet art once again. As if things weren’t cool enough, the Olympia Le-Tan x Keith Haring capsule collection taps iconic Chloë Sevigny as the campaign’s brand ambassador, photographed by Oliver Hadlee Pearch.

Olympia Le-Tan’s Keith Haring Handbags

“Other than being smart and gorgeous, Chloë is the coolest New Yorker there is! I feel like she would definitely have been hanging out with Keith Haring had they been from the same generation,” declared Le-Tan in an interview with Vogue, revealing her fascination with the artist.

“Haring’s work is so fun and colorful. It looks naive yet it’s very political, which is why I like it so much. I thought this would be a good capsule to complement our Fall collection, Framed, which was about the art world.”

Famous for her fairytale-like clutches, Le-Tan always draws inspiration from the animated movie and artistic worlds, often intertwining such motifs together. For this 12-piece Olympia Le-Tan x Keith Haring handbag collection, however, she solely focused on Haring-inspired patterns, making sure she could properly and wholly pay homage to one of her favorite artists of all time.

Overall geometric and colorful, the Olympia Le-Tan x Keith Haring line-up features some of Haring’s most iconic works, such as “Mom”, “Andy Mose” and “Pop Shop III”, the signature patterns, color combinations and artistic touches of which will let even those who are not familiar with Haring’s pieces have their aha moment.

Haring’s signature style is undeniably recognizable and, despite being regarded by many as ‘too minimalistic’ always hides a deeper meaning behind it. By using Keith Haring’s works as the line-up’s sole source of inspiration, Olympia Le-Tan let Haring’s legacy as an activist and humanist shine through this suffering world once again, and such an inspiring message is no small feat for sure.

The Olympia Le-tan x Keith Haring handbags will also give a reading advice to those who would like to get acquainted with Haring’s works better. Le-tan, a.k.a. the one who never misses a chance to create book cover-inspired bags, decided to recreate Nina’s Book of Little Things for this collection of hers, a piece Keith created for Nina Clemente in 1988, as well as his work for the Paris Review from 1989.

The Olympia Le-Tan x Keith Haring collection is now available for pre-order at, with the pieces scheduled to be delivered in November 2016.

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Bucket Bags Galore: Check Out Instagram’s Best Mansur Gavriel Bag Pics

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What Mansur Gavriel has accomplished in its short time in the handbag market is extremely impressive. The brand rocketed to success quickly after its debut because not only are the designs chic, simple and functional, but their prices aren’t sky-high. For a long time, the brand’s signature Bucket Bag was nearly impossible to buy without a lengthy wait list, which only stoked demand more.

Today, Mansur Gavriel has increased its production and the Bucket Bags aren’t as hard to find on store shelves both physical and virtual. Also, the line has expanded and now includes totes, crossbodies, backpacks, clutches and top handles; the fan-favorite is still the original Bucket Bag, though, and shoppers’ devotion to the brand really comes across on Instagram.

From the beginning, Mansur Gavriel has had a strong, very specific visual style, which covers everything from its products to the design of its press materials, and shoppers have used that aesthetic as inspiration for their own photos of the bags. We’re always excited to see our followers post Mansur Gavriel photos, and after scrolling our feeds and the brand’s #happygirlhappybag hashtag, we found some beautiful shots.

Check out all the best Mansur Gavriel bags we found on Instagram below, and if you’re craving a MG bag after the slideshow (and you’re not alone!), you’re in luck–many of the brand’s covetable bags are available now!

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A new wallet on chain (WOC) bag from the Paris in Rome Collection, this style stunner is sure to turn heads wherever you go.

Polished and refined in all its angles, this Chanel Paris in Rome Wallet On Chain bag is perfect for women who know, walk and wear top-caliber fashion. Luxurious to the touch, this navy blue Chanel WOC is made from pure and genuine sheepskin and is accentuated in light gold metal.

The new and beautiful CC logo on the lower part and the diamond quilting effect in the center are the crème of the crop of this particular WOC. The interlocking chain straps on the other hand complemented and finished this look.

Style code A80972, measuring 4.8′ x 7.6′ x 1.4′ inches, priced at $2100 USD, €1850 euro, £1570 GBP, $15500 HKD via Chanel boutiques.

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Balenciaga Mens Carry Shopper

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I’ve been obsessing lots over Balenciaga of late ever since I paid a smart fortune on a pair of pants that I chanced upon at Club21. Then it was the Bazar Shopper that made me crush on the French luxury house even more, and as much as many out there still think of it as a joke of a bag, I’m still very keen on buying one for myself. Today, that obsession continues with something from the mens collection, the Balenciaga Mens Carry Shopper that’s another bag most of you will either love, or hate.


Looking nothing like a typical Balenciaga bag save for the ‘cracked’, slightly wrinkly lambskin leather that’s synonymous with their bags and SLGs, this 44 cm by 37 cm shopper must be Creative Director Demna Gvasalia’s subversive way of elevating common bag shapes by finishing them in the best leathers. That was the case of Bazar Shopper, and that also seems to be case for this.

Available in Black, Bleu Sulphate and Jaune Colza (a bright summery yellow), which incidentally are all signature colours for the luxury house, it actually comes in 2 sizes, with M being the 44 cm by 37 cm I mentioned earlier, and the L coming in at 54 cm by 37 cm. Priced at USD1620 and USD1965 respectively online, no word yet if they will be available in Singapore or its prices in SGD, so expect another update in due time.

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