This Christmas laContrie is partnering with venerable whisky distillery Glenfiddich to create a limited edition of handmade leather bags.
Edwina de Charette, founder of laContrie, elaborates :
“I view collaborations as a stimulating challenge, an opportunity to learn from others and share laContrie’s craftsmanship and savoir-faire.
Who could say no to the Scottish highlands, whisky’s birthplace or to Glenfiddich, a historic family-owned company ?
This is a marriage of craft and luxury, the finest materials and ingredients don’t disappoint.
Reproducing an early 20th century bag represented a real obstacle. laContrie applied all its know-how to make a bag identical to the one carried by Glenfiddich’s founder, Charles Gordon.
An aesthetic challenge as much of a technical one, we employed various methods to achieve the desired result. The leather sheathing, stitching and patina were all done by hand in our workshop. Each bag represents 40 to 50 hours of work. The materials chosen are smooth calfskin for the exterior and kidskin for the lining.”
Le Bon Marché invites laContrie at the ground floor, 24 rue de Sèvres in Paris, for a short-lived workshop in November and December.
The clients will be able to choose among the 4 models above.
To personalize them, they can choose between 3 new colors of leather and the 11 new colors of rope.
The finishes will be in brass or nickel, and the stitching in blue or yellow.
laContrie and OFF-WHITE collaborate for a series of three bags. This collaboration shows that laContrie can navigate easily from a universe to another one.
laContrie can be twisted with looks and heteroclite styles. Virgil Abloh says about our collection that it is perfect for a modern girl with sophisticated tastes.
The theme of the OFF-WHITE collection was rooted in the 1960s hippie culture but modernizes in a very street centric youth way of styling graphics play and silhouette.
The client will be able to choose between three sizes. They are actually proposed in gold calfskin with green stitching.The series of bags are highlighted by a new signature strap and pompons.
All our bags are handmade in our workshop-boutique, 11 rue de la Sourdière, Paris 1st. They will be sold at laContrie and OFF-WHITE retailers.
A selection is now available on our eshop !
Three twisted models, the Rohan, the Feuillade and the Pélican, with new colors of calfskin and nautical rope.
To personalize them, you can choose your color of leather, your rope and jewels in our workshop-boutique.
Each model is entirely made by hand 11 rue de la Sourdière, Paris 1st.
After a summer collection for Colette, laContrie and Moda Operandi are organizing a trunkshow.
laContrie is still using rope for the Feuillade, the Rohan and the Pelican with gold calf leather, burgundy and black. Inspired by the designer Edwina de Charette Breton origins, these three models are sold on Moda Operandi website.
laContrie shows that it is possible to twist models, making them modern or classic according to taste.
Sale prices: Rohan will be 718 euros, Feuillade 824 euros and Pelican 430 euros.
All our bags are shaped by hand in our workshop-boutique, 11 rue de la Sourdière, Paris 1st.