Shayne Oliver, the founder of New York-based cult menswear label Hood by Air, has joined forces with French luxury leather goods maker and fashion house Longchamp to develop a capsule collection of travel accessories and ready-to-wear that merges the distinct creative spirit of both companies.
Taking the concept of travel gear into a new era, the capsule collection merges Longchamp’s history of craftsmanship and French elegance with Oliver’s transformative aesthetic, resulting in a dynamic offering for both men and women. The collection includes leather goods, footwear, ready-to-wear and garment bags, as well as a new iteration of Longchamp’s iconic Le Pliage tote.
Throughout the collection, proportions are challenged and silhouettes are altered, disrupting the preconceptions of modern day travel. Travel takes on a new art form, underscored by unwavering freedom and temporal mobility.
“I really like the idea of working with brands that are masters of their craft,” said Oliver. “Longchamp has a prestigious history of providing luxury travel essentials with expert craftsmanship. It made total sense to work with them on my first all accessories project.”
“While this is not the first collaboration for Longchamp or Shayne Oliver, it was a particularly energizing experience to work with Shayne in order to offer an unexpected collection to our customers,” added Sophie Delafontaine, artistic director at Longchamp. “Designing Longchamp product through Shayne’s lens was an exciting challenge that allowed us to create product that is truly original.”
Longchamp by Shayne Oliver will launch on Friday, May 4 at select Longchamp stores including the Longchamp SoHo store in the U.S. and on Longchamp.com, before rolling out to Longchamp stores internationally in early May. The collection will also launch at Barneys LA and select Holt Renfrew locations.