Kate Moss, handbag designer? That’s what Longchamp seems to think. The longtime face of the French brand has recently debuted a mini-collection of her own under their label, and I think her handbags perfectly demonstrate an important fashion principle: not everyone that has great personal style is cut out to be a designer.
Of course, it’s questionable how much involvement Moss really had in bags like the Kate Moss for Longchamp Zebra Pony Polonchon Gloste Tote, but either way, they’re not all that impressive. It’s not that they’re bad, but they’re almost too devoid of personality to even be notable, was there not a famous name attached. Somehow, even this zebra print is looking a bit dull.
I was hoping that Moss would bring some fresh zip to the somewhat staid, traditional line, but other than this little leopard number, most of the bags are staid leather duffles and hobos. They look well-executed and a bit luxurious, but they aren’t anything that Longchamp (or any bag line) couldn’t have created without the supermodel’s help.
Although, if they had done it on their own and just put her in the ads, I probably wouldn’t be talking about the bags at all. I see what you did there, Longchamp. Buy through Luisa Via Roma for $1583.