Lancel has been the premier name in handbags and luggage for 135 years, it embodies the Parisian spirit while taking on a global outlook, keeping true to its fundamental values of daring, imagination, and innovation. For Fall/Winter 2012-2013, Lancel has come up with a new range of collections to mark the shift.These two vintage collections as well as additions to the classic collections were launched in the Philippines yesterday, September 13, at Lancel in Shangri-La Plaza.
The special event was hosted by Tessa Prieto-Valdez and attended by Xavier Le Borgne, the Head of Branded Retail at Lancel, who has been with the company since September 2011. His expertise in luxury goods and jewelry was honed by his education in Marketing and Finance in Cleveland State University in Ohio, U.S.A. and furthered by his many years of experience in the fashion and apparel industry in New York City.
Liz Uy also graced the event
The collection features two new vintage series: La Charmeuse, which is inspired by the soft, curvy female figures of the 18th century; La Galante, which brings back the vintage looks of 1974.
One of the additions to Lancel’s classic collections is the Premiere Flirt Tote, a spin-off from the classic bucket bag style. Le Brigitte Bardot, (“BB” for short) on the other hand, pays tribute to the 1960s French screen siren and sex symbol by launching a new denim-themed version suited for the leisurely pace of city living. L’Adjani, another line inspired by a French actress, the beautiful Isabelle Adjani, retains its unique silhouette but using exceptional lambskin and mock python leather. L’Angèle by Lancel bag is named after Angèle Lancel, who founded Lancel in 1876. The Daligramme is Lancel’s interpretation of Salvador Dali’s “daligramas” (a secret language characterized by an alphabet dedicated to his muse, Gala). The classic Elsa Sellier collection is celebrating its 25th year, and the traditional series is being reintroduced in new fun colours.. French Flair takes inspiration from French women noted for their grace, their natural beauty, and their unique but measured sense of style that is so often imitated.