Olympia Le-Tan fashionable book clutches

During my travel to Brussel I can accross this great shop called Jean-Paul Barriol.
They sell beautiful day wear & evening gowns, and I was gasping for air when I saw these clutches and heard the attached price.

Especially the embroidered canvas book-clutch, with brass structure and Liberty print lining. But nevertheless as a a bag fetisjist these are gorgeous and unique pieces. But first al little about the designer.

Olympia Le-Tan is a self-taught fashion designer. She was born in London and raised in Paris and likes to say she is English, French and Vietnamese. She started her career at the Chanel design studio with Karl Lagerfeld then went on to Balmain where she worked closely with Gilles Dufour who then created his own brand with Olympia by his side.

In 2009, she launched her eponymous accessories label, combining her two obsessions, embroidery (a talent she inherited from her grand-mother), and literature (a passion she shares with her father, French illustrator Pierre Le-Tan) to create one of a kind handbags and minaudières. 

  

The bags are handmade with love in France in very limited editions. They are now distributed in over 30 select shops around the world. The brand’s signature book-clutch has been seen on Tilda Swinton, Natalie Portman or Clémence Poésy to name a few.

Read the full story www.olympialetan.com

A short film directed by Spike Jonze and Simon Cahn, hand made with love by Olympia Le-Tan

 

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