Building her collection around perfectly executed leathers and suedes — it is as an accessories brand, after all — Longchamp creative director Sophie Delafontaine played on Seventies references, bringing them up to date with techniques that were definitely of the 21st century.
Op Art references were played in triangular encrusted suede patchworks or printed leather on coats and flared miniskirts, some in a range of purples on black and others in variations on mimosa yellow and gold. These were matched with plain or printed silk blouses and dresses that softened up the silhouette. The graphic prints continued as an abstract maze of squares on a printed velvet midlength dress.
Strong outerwear included a black leather jacket bonded with its cashmere lining, a chic and cozy option for winter. A velvet lambskin coat with a Sixties silhouette in a soft yellow and a lambskin fur bomber in vivid lilac for the more outgoing were also among the standouts.