‘Everyone wants a piece of us now,’ said Mary Katranzou surrounded by fans and admirers in Colette, the coolest fashion boutique in Paris last night. ‘London Fashion Week has such a buzz about it. Everyone wants some of that energy and magic to rub off on them.’ The store was throwing a cocktail party in the middle of couture week, in Mary’s honour, to celebrate her latest collaboration: a collection of bags for Longchamp.
She assures me the Chinese lantern prints ‘were a total coincidence and nothing to do with Chinese New Year but a very happy accident, no?’ I reckon the pretty nylon twill bags strewn with bobbing paper lanterns and bright flowers will be the only things to carry your beach gear, picnic stuff, gym kit and shopping in this summer…
The bags are available to buy now on Collette's website.
By Paula Reed in Grazia