If you saw Olympia Le-Tan DJing at the Baron (one of Paris’ hottest nightclubs run by André), you’d never think that her passion was embroidery. But this über-cool nightowl has indeed given up the decks to become one of the city’s most sought-after accessory designers. Her collection of limited edition, 50s-inspired purses and clutch bags, all hand-sewn and hand-embroidered, are inspired by Olympia’s fetish authors (including Hemmingway and Flaubert). In fact at first glance, the bags look like little books; it’s only when you examine the detail that you realise there’s a clasp and embroidery! If you’re feeling decadent, have your bag customized with your initials: Natalie Portman and Tilda Swinton are already fans - apparently!
Olympia Le-Tan is available in Colette concept store.
|Venue name:||Olympia Le-Tan|
213 rue Saint-Honoré (chez Colette)
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 11am-7pm|
|Transport:||Métro Pyramides / Tuileries|