The starting point for Sophie Delafontaine when she was working on Longchamp’s Fall/Winter 2022 season was a winter break in the Alps. With the same sensibility and thoughtfulness that’s made the French brand so well-loved though, she’s come up with plenty for warmer climes as well as individualistic styling.
Wool jacket, denim shorts, PU boots and Box-Trot medium leather crossbody bag. All clothes and accessories throughout, Longchamp
For one thing, expect a wide and diverse range of mix-and-match separates – from lightweight, grunge-inflected plaid jackets and pants (inspired by the hyper-chic and woody ski resorts designed by Charlotte Perriand in the ’60s) to masculine houndstooth tailoring. Meanwhile, the footwear marries cool with SG-friendly practicality: colour-block sling-back pumps with graphic, silver-toned heels; and elegant knee-high rain boots with the brand’s horse-and-rider logo.
Lambskin gilet with shearling, nylon shorts, PU boots, Roseau embossed leather belt and Box-Trot mini leather top handle bag
There’s a new must-know bag at Longchamp this season: the Box-Trot – the maison’s take on the perennially popular, ’70s-chic-made-modern-minimalist boxy shoulder bag. Clock the clean and sophisticated structured silhouette with rounded corners, which accommodates all of one’s going-out essentials neatly.
Nylon vest, wool dress, PU boots and Box-Trot small leather crossbody bag
How has the French maison put its own twist on it? With a gold-toned medallion featuring its horse-and-rider motif adorning the flap, lending a vintage charm; and a firm, smooth calfskin finish that reminds one that this is foremost a house of leather. The Box-Trot comes in three key sizes – M, S and mini, the last of which boasts a fashionable top handle and removable strap – and those looking for a little fun can opt for youthful colours like lilac and vermillion orange.
Wool dress, Box-Trot mini leather top handle bag and Box-Trot leather coin purse with matching shoulder strap
No matter the times or season, Longchamp can be counted on for bags that are chic yet dependable, functional and artisanally crafted. In recent years though, it’s also been applying the same formula to a growing ready-to-wear collection. Standouts in Fall/Winter 2022 include reversible quilted nylon separates (shorts, miniskirts, arm warmers) in pop colours that are perfect for that upcoming winter holiday. And a look that’s handy whether one’s travelling or not: comfy, throw-on-and-go maxi dresses still big on the fashion factor.
Cotton dress, canvas high-top sneakers, polyester belt and Box-Trot small leather crossbody bag. Socks, Shye’s own
Think tailored tunics for some beachside elegance or a feminine, knife-pleated style that can be worn as-is or layered over a turtleneck. An unexpectedly edgy number: this flowy, oversized T-shirt dress in camo – a key print in the collection – with a thigh-high slit. Style it to channel normcore cool or dress it up for evenings.
Below, some of the highlights from the Longchamp Fall/Winter 2022 collection, which is available in stores and via the brand’s website.
Box-Trot medium leather shoulder bag, $1,145
Box-Trot XS leather shoulder bag, $895
Leather boots, $1,460
PVC boots, $370
Embossed leather loafers, $875
Canvas sneakers, $430
Reversible polyamide vest, $760
Lambskin vest, $2,525
Cotton jumpsuit, $875
Wool-blend midi dress, $1,145
Polyamide skirt, $410
Photography Phyllicia Wang Director Jasper Tan Camera Assistant Isaac Anthony Styling Damian Huang Styling Assistant Annalisa Espino Lim Hair Tan Eng Chong/Kizuki+Lim Makeup Keith Bryant Lee, using Laura Mercier
This article is adapted from a story in the Sep 2022 The Kids Are Alright! edition of FEMALE