Longchamp has officially announced its special Le Pliage collaboration this year and its with none other than Pokémon. Pikachu will be having fun with four exclusive versions of the iconic style, and they are absolutely kawaii.
The brand’s Artistic Director, Sophie Delafontaine, shares that the Le Pliage has become a vessel for expression that, through their regular collaborations, has brought their creativity to new places. Case in point: “We hadn’t explored entertainment and gaming before,” she says, adding that “It’s a very inspiring world, particularly with Pokémon and its iconic mascot, Pikachu. Our two worlds, real and virtual, blend perfectly in this collaboration.”
Set your calendars to alarm on October 13 for its official launch in stores and online, but the lucky folks in Japan will be able to catch the collection earlier on October 9.
The Longchamp x Pokémon Collection
So how exactly is our favorite electric-type Pokémon making its appearance on the Le Pliage? Check out the four variations and let us know which you like best.
Zipping ’round the black and white LGP canvas
Making an impression on embossed leather (get it?)
Being extra on a numbered limited edition
Or wearing a horse-riding jockey’s helmet (an homage to the Longchamp logo) on black canvas bags
Style Your Pokémon Go Avatar with Longchamp
If you’re still hooked on playing Pokémon Go, or perhaps need a reason to revisit the app, The Pokémon Company has a stylish new add on that will be available in the shop. You can officially accessorize your avatar with a Longchamp x Pokémon backpack. Too cute!
Adding to the fashion fun, Pokémon Go will be hosting a special in-game event for all Trainers during Paris Fashion Week. Starting October 2 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific time and ending on October 8 at 10:00 p.m., you’ll have the joy of potentially catching a few well-dressed Pokémon, challenging Trainers in raids, and hatching these from eggs.
We couldn’t be more excited for October!