Everyone’s favorite foldable nylon tote just turned twenty years old, and Longchamp is celebrating the milestone with a colorful new collaboration. To add a bold twist to its classic Le Pliage bag, the brand turned to British-American artist Sarah Morris, who took abstract graphics from her Rio series of paintings and infused them into the anniversary collection.
“It was like redesigning an envelope,” Morris told InStyle at Longchamp’s anniversary celebration last night, which featured an eye-popping installation of bright totes strung from the ceiling of Affirmation Arts in New York City. “You don’t really have to do too much, because it’s a perfect utilitarian design. It was really easy to make it my own, but also keep what is their signature,” she said.