This ingenious collaboration is such a revelation
Dedicated to mobility, inclusivity, and practicality, the worlds of Longchamp and Belgian designer Stéphanie D’heygere collide once more to form a contemporary and sustainable collection that is neither masculine nor feminine.
Creative director of Longchamp, Sophie Delafontaine is fond of playfulness, as well as of the jewelry and accessory designer behind the Parisian label D’heygere. “When I first met Stéphanie, I was completely bowled over by her work and the whole universe she created,” shares Sophie. “Her designs have a real identity, but also an extremely ingenious dimension that speaks to Longchamp. After our successful debut collaboration on a poncho in 2019, we wanted to take the next step by exploring a greater range of possibilities.”
The collection includes two bags, umbrella, poncho, rain hat, and pants. These pieces can be transformed into something else whichever you need to get through your day, rain or shine. The pants can be rolled and unrolled, the belt bag transforms into a backpack, the umbrella is slung across the body, and the rain hat folds and unfolds in just a swift.
“I regard the gender-free aspect of the collection as a particular success: the cuts and the details are neither feminine nor masculine, and the sizes go from S to XL,” says Stéphanie. “Inclusivity and universality are very important to me, and I always try to include these values in my work. I know that, with Longchamp, we can explore this dimension further.”
The capsule borrows expertise from Longchamp to craft a limited-edition collection from recycled materials, which are not unnecessary but everyday pieces with practicality.