Longchamp, long a star label in luxury leathergoods, recruited British celebrity model Kate Moss for its ad campaigns in 2006. Last spring, Moss turned designer, working with Longchamp artistic director Sophie Delafontaine to produce a highly successful first collection of handbags called Rock’n’Casual, Rock’n’Travel and Rock’n’Glam, all with a signature zebra-print lining.
Now Moss is back with a new trio of style themes for autumn. The elegantly simple Neo Pure line of clutches, shoulder bags and totes is made in butter-soft lambskin with chain handles. The Neo Precious clutch bag comes in ruby, emerald or sapphire crocodile-finish calfskin, with a band of matching cabochon stones. The star attraction is the eye-catching Neo Patch, inspired by a vintage look that Moss found first in a second-hand shop and later in the Longchamp archives. Moss’s new version is a patchwork of diagonal strips of calfskin in a mix of exotic finishes—lizard, python, crocodile—and brilliant shades of red, blue, jade green and yellow-gold along with pale gray and black. The Neo Patch line includes the Gloucester Travel, a large handbag with two belted leather handles, and two clutches, one with a removable shoulder strap. The two clutches also come in all-black patchwork for evening, and everything has that zebra-print Moss-for-Longchamp lining.