Imagine this: you’re fresh off a 14-hour flight to France with a summer travel itinerary that spans Paris to Provence. The mood in the air is tingling with energy and excitement, and your suitcase is brimming with ensembles packed for various cities and activities.
The next few weeks on holiday will provide ample opportunity to flex your sartorial flair—and to make things even better, you’ve cut through the fuss of deciding what to wear with Longchamp’s effervescent and extensive offerings. Sounds like a slice of heaven, right?
This ease is exactly the undercurrent of French luxury label Longchamp’s spring/summer 2022 assortment. Imbued with creative director Sophie Delafontaine’s memories of the south of France—from earthenware to boutis embroidery—the brand’s ready-to-wear collection is an elegant showing of airy shift dresses, light sweaters, pants and jackets.
Serving up as perfect accoutrements to this are Longchamp’s well-known Roseau, Roseau Essential and Le Pliage Torchon bag lines—in a myriad of colourways and textures, as well as accessories that span from belts to scarves.
Here, Vogue Singapore curates three getaway-appropriate ensembles—from hopping on a flight to exploring Aix en Provence—to help you get in a state of art de vivre.
Jetsetting from Singapore to France
On-flight looks aren’t limited to just sweats and joggers. Inspired by the brand’s existing collaboration with French linen expert Charvet, Longchamp’s much-loved Le Pliage Torchon top handle bag sports a white cotton makeover, complete with red checks and removable shoulder straps.
To bring your ensemble together, work with the collection’s helping of whites and reds by way of a pullover, sleek white pants and eye-catching finishing touches in the form of a stole and sneakers.
Taking in the Musée d’Orsay
There’s nothing quite like feasting your eyes on a soul-baring work of art. While France has no shortage of museums to choose from, Paris’ legendary Musée d’Orsay’s upcoming exhibition on Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí is one to take note of.
Show up in a playful-meets-sophisticated mix of a cotton dress, leather clogs and Longchamp’s coveted Roseau bucket bag. The emblematic accessory, which has become recognisable by its signature bamboo toggle, sports tapestry-like floral motifs this season. Top the look off with a simple yet luxurious leather belt.
Wandering around Le Terrain des Peintres
If you’re looking for an accessory that serves up on the novelty front, Longchamp’s collaboration with Charvet is one to consider. Dubbed the textile capital of France, Charvet is known for its exquisite linen tea towels which have now found new life as a must-have (and machine washable) tote bag. Pair the Longchamp x Charvet Le Pliage Torchon white linen tote with a statement green dress, silk scarf and clogs.
The perfect occasion for this outfit? Exploring the vast grounds of Le Terrain des Peintres, a site located on the high grounds of Aix en Provence. Known to be the basis of French artist Paul Cézanne’s paintings, the location serves up breathtaking views for a leisurely stroll.
The Longchamp spring/summer 2022 collection is now available in Longchamp boutiques and online.