British based designer du jour, Mary Katrantzou, has taken her signature print aesthetic

to new beginnings, designing a range with luxury accessory company, Longchamp.

Based on an East-meets-West theme, the capsule collection will land at French store Colette during Couture Fashion Week later this month.

"I met with Sophie Delafontaine, Longchamp's artistic director, about a year ago to discuss the possibility of working together for the label's spring/summer 2012 collection," Katrantzou told us. "She had seen my work and thought it would be a great collaboration for both. It was a really great opportunity for us to work with a brand with great heritage and I loved that it's family run. Their Pliage and tote bags are the perfect canvas to engineer a print and it's also great to offer women who might not be ready to commit to a fully printed look, a bag to accessorise with!"





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