Olivia Clergue designs handbags for connoisseurs of timeless beauty
In fashion, the ultimate chic is to possess a handbag which compliments everything while being unique. Take for example, Olivia Clergue’s latest collection.
What strikes first when one encounters an Olivia Clergue handbag, are the lines. Pure and neat, the shape of these handbags are perfect in their fine aesthetic, nothing is superfluous, everything is ideally balanced. The beautiful lines are complemented by color tones which are timeless and subtle enough to fit with most outfits. Olivia’s background is certainly part of her strong, graphic vision. The daughter of French photographer, Lucien Clergue, she grew up in the sunny city of Arles, hometown to fashion legend Christian Lacroix, a friend of her family. And, to make the story even more impressive, her godfather was Pablo Picasso, a good friend and supporter of her father. As for her own training, Olivia studied art and sculpture at the legendary Ecole des Beaux-Arts and completed her fashion training at the famous Esmod school in Paris.
Ideally located in the beautiful neighborhood of the Marais in Paris, Olivia Clergue’s boutique displays the collection of bags in various styles and sizes to the ‘flaneurs’ and her fans. With her strong ecological sense, each season the designer produces a limited series, manufactured in small French workshops by highly skilled artisans. Every single part of her timeless bags features her awareness of quality and sustainability, since Olivia’s concern is to make sure the pieces fit the strongest European regulations and respect for the craftsmen. As for the beautiful leather, the designer selects her pieces among the best French and Italian tanneries, while having her zippers manufactured by a luxury house in Switzerland.
When visitors enter the luminous Parisian shop, the team and Olivia – if she happens to be there - welcome them warmly and happily introduce these beautiful bags. Very precious to the designer’s heart, the tote bags, handbags, wallets and computer cases are available in various colors and sizes. And, even though the collection is luxurious, the prices are reasonable, considering the timeless use, high quality and local manufacturing. Her e-shop is another way to get a piece of this Parisian dream and accessorize a classic, trendy or corporate outfit with a beautiful bag.