New Longchamp RTW Spring 2019

Anita Pallenberg and Veruschka were name-checked by Longchamp’s Sophie Delafontaine when speaking backstage about what inspired her for spring. She said she was trying to channel a woman who was “elegant and chic, but had a twist of eccentricity.”

This translated to a lineup with a palette of cobalt blue, chocolate brown and clay reds shown in a mix of layered dresses, tunics and vests. Delafontaine diluted the rich tones with several pieces in a leopard print and some semisheer maxidresses in a bright ikat.

She highlighted the French house’s history of leather craftsmanship with leather details that popped up throughout the collection. Delafontaine homed in on iconic Sixties pieces like fringed halter tops and dresses and suede shorts, pairing many looks with a thigh-high gladiator sandal, many of which were also embellished with fringe.

Replica Handbags are synonymous with the privately owned house; Delafontaine updated her cross-body Amazone bag, introduced in fall; on the runway, it was reimagined in a variety of iterations, some with earth stone details with lambskin, a few with fur and of course, more fringe. The fringe was heavy-handed and could have been dialed back some, as nearly every look had some sort of fringe accent.

The show was a big statement for the brand: It’s the label’s 70th anniversary and it recently opened a new flagship on Fifth Avenue, which was the raison d’être of the New York show.

“The American market is a huge market for us,” Delafontaine said. “I feel a positive dynamic energy here and doing the show here is not only about our past, but about the future of the brand.”

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Have bags of style on your break

As many in the business community ready themselves to jet off on a summer getaway we’ve teamed up with Selfridges, Exchange Square, to make sure they have the most stylish and spacious travel bags to hand.

Longchamp Le Pliage Cuir Metis leather shoulder bag – £345

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This brightly coloured over the shoulder bag is just what you need to lighten up your style this summer. It’s not only spacious but also comes with a removable strap which allows it to be carried by hand and can be folded down so you can impress anyone with the style and practicality of this chic bag.

Rimowa Salsa Air four-wheel suitcase – £400

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Founded in Cologne in 1898 and recognised around the world for their grooved aluminium suitcase, Rimowa has beautifully designed this suitcase out of nearly indestructible polycarbonate ensuring all your belongings are safe from harm whilst looking incredible in the process. The unique design makes it an absolute must have this season, with a suitcase like this, all eyes will be on you.

Brics Firenze leather medium holdall – £395

With its combination of tan leather trims and cream pebbled leather, this bag makes for a perfect accessory for your time away. With its gorgeous design and strengthened frame, every penny put into buying this bag will be worth your time.

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