Designer Olympia Le-Tan has new handbags that both art and fashion fanatics are going crazy for. For her fall collection, fittingly named Framed, Le-Tan took works of art by the late, great Keith Haring and turned them into cheeky clutches.
This project began with Le-Tan’s own obsession with the artist growing up. “My dad used to bring me back T-shirts from the Pop Shop, as he went to New York quite a lot,” she told Vogue.com. “Haring’s work is so fun and colorful. It looks naïve yet it’s very political, which is why I like it so much.”
Including a mix of the well-known and lesser-known pieces from the artist, you can see works such as “Pop Shop III,” “Mom,” and “Andy Mouse” created into wearable fashion. If you’re familiar with the work of Le-Tan, you would know that she would never create a collection without a book cover-inspired bag, so she recreated Haring’s 1989 piece for the Paris Review as well as Nina’s Book of Little Things that he created for the artist Francesco Clemente’s daughter.
Le-Tan tapped none other that Chloë Sevigny to star in the campaign, photographed by Oliver Hadlee Pearch, which shows her swimming in more than half of the 12-piece collection. “Chloë is the coolest New Yorker there is!” Le-Tan said. “I feel like she would definitely have been hanging out with Keith Haring had they been from the same generation.” We’re sure it’ll just be a matter of time before the rest of New York’s fleet of cool girls are carrying these to-be-iconic bags.
You can pre-order the collection online now at OlympiaLeTan.com, which will be delivered come November. While the prices may be on the aspirational side for most, we can’t deny that we’re obsessed with the collection and admire Le-Tan’s celebration of the artist.