Alaïa reveals Le Papa bag collection

LAUNCHING this June, Alaïa unveils Le Papa, a timeless shoulder bag just in time for the summer months. Inspired by the chic and polished lines of the letter A, the emblematic bag is a true archetype of the Alaïa house.

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The exquisite bag’s name honours the unprecedented tone of Azzedine Alaïa, who was a father figure to many of the models of which he worked alongside. Nicknamed “Papa”, the models would serenade him with “My heart belongs to Daddy”, as a sign of love, mutual respect, and the Alaïa’s unique family connection.

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Construction is a key element of this collection, following an architectural approach that is the origin of all designs. By channelling shapes of suspended movements it creates a distinctive style of bag that adds a touch of elegance to any wardrobe.

The practicality of this accessory is undeniable with its exterior pocket, adjustable shoulder strap feature and a range of interior compartments, the bag is incredibly functional and ready for everyday use.

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Made in three manageable sizes and in a variety of materials and colours such as, a luxurious black, fun lagoon blue, sophisticated tones of ivory and nude and a funky zebra print, the bags are fit for any occasion. Designed in the finest of smooth leathers and grained calfskin, they promote a long-lasting effect met with durable finishes.

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The instinctive and skilful golden brass clasp, placed on all the bags, is inspired by an Italian design from the 1930s, as it completes the coordinated line of Le Papa.

by Alicia Tomkinson

Le Papa Bag £1900 – £2210

Le Papa Small Bag £1400 – £1600

Le Papa Mini Bag £970