The House of Longchamp has turned to the artist Sarah Morris to reinterpret its iconic Le Pliage ® bag in celebration of the line’s 20 th anniversary.
In just twenty years Longchamp’s Le Pliage ® has become a world-recognized sign of chic, urban living on the move. Women across the globe have adopted this modern classic as their own. Perfect for everyday, Le Pliage ® is feather-light, folds to the size of a pocketbook and is strong enough to carry life’s essentials. It is a vibrant expression of color, the epitome of style, homage to Parisian lifestyle and a honed example of French craftsmanship.
Like a blank page, which provides fertile ground for the imagination, Le Pliage ® is the perfect canvas for innovation and artistic endeavor. Across its history, leading artists such as Tracey Emin, Jeremy Scott and Mary Katrantzou have been inspired to create special limited collections, taking their own work into a new dimension.
More than 30 million Le Pliage ® bags have been sold across the world to date, more than 30 million examples of invention,
of versatility and of style in motion.
The Sarah Morris collection comprises a colorful limited edition Le Pliage ® bag, inspired by one of the artist’s paintings from the “Rio” series. This leather shopper, produced in just 125 examples, was created in a specific shape: a square, which evokes the canvases that Sarah Morris normally uses for her creations. This bag is crafted in a smooth and sumptuous calfskin, which is extremely supple, allowing it to be folded. All examples are signed by the artist.
During her collaboration with Longchamp, Sarah Morris was fascinated by the fact that Le Pliage ® is both produced by hand
and on a mass scale. She redesigned the nylon Le Pliage ® bag to create a white bag, reproducing an extract from the painting Total Annual Solar Eclipse. Both sizes offer two 3D reinterpretations of the work. Sarah is full of praise regarding the Le Pliage ® bag’s universal success: “You see it everywhere, in every country, worn and used by all kinds of people who have absolutely nothing in common apart from this bag.”
Le Pliage ® is available in a rainbow of colors, which are precisely Sarah Morris’ area of work. The artist has created eight bespoke shades, all available with white or black handles. Delicate pastels – Robin’s Egg Blue, Banana, Pink and Light Grey – blend with bright shades of Kelly Green, Red and Blue, along with a Classic Black, in a collection that will beautifully enhance any wardrobe.