30 Sep '16, 6pm

Olympia Le-Tan Creates Capsule Handbag Collection Inspired by Magritte

Olympia Le-Tan Creates Capsule Handbag Collection Inspired by Magritte

STYLISH SURREALISM: Olympia Le-Tan, the French designer known for her signature book clutches, has launched a capsule collection inspired by the surrealist paintings of Belgian artist René Magritte. The designer reproduced some of her favorite Magritte artwork on her classic structured rectangular clutches, as well as on mini, round cross-body bags. Highlights include a clutch featuring the artist’s famous “Belga” painting of a woman smoking with a bright blue sky with clouds in the background, and a rounded shoulder bag with 3-D embroidery of a human eye, which emulates the artist’s “Objet Paint: Oeil” painting. Le-Tan reproduced the artworks on the bags by embroidering them with silk thread. All pieces are lined using Liberty fabrics; a brand signature. “I always love a challenge and reproducing Magritte’s paintings in hand-embroidered form certainly was quite a challeng...

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