“I’m so proud and so blissful!” gushes Pierre Hardy. He’s calling from his Parisian showroom to debate the much-anticipated arrival of his luggage at Barneys. Whereas we’ve lengthy carried his sculptural-meets-playful sneakers, Fall 2017 marks the primary season that his luggage may even be accessible.
Whereas there’s definitely a correlation amongst all his thoughtfully designed equipment, he considers every a very totally different job. “I attempt to maintain some traits of design—the graphic components. However the function is the place the method could be very totally different. The connection between a bag and a lady and her physique could be very particular,” explains Hardy. “You contact it on a regular basis—open and shutting, carrying it in opposition to your physique. It’s tactile, and a visual a part of your silhouette. With sneakers, you take a look at them, put them on, and stroll in them. In the meantime, you contact your bag nonstop all day lengthy.”
Relating to inspiration, Hardy notes that his first impression of purses dates again to his mom. “They all the time represented this air of femininity—it was the place she put the issues she wished to cover or shock you with—it was like a secret field of non-public, intimate issues.” By means of his considerate designs, he’s in a position to translate each that sense pleasure and intimacy.
For Fall 2017, the standout must-haves embrace the structural, buttery delicate Alpha and Alphaville, in addition to the playful Penny bucket bag. Whereas some can be found in a standout shade of crimson, he has additionally included sudden coloration combos that he describes as “a bit random and never too matchy matchy.”
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