Versatile accessories and a passion for democratised world travel have long placed French luxury goods brand Lancel ahead of the curve. Established by Angèle Lancel in Paris in 1876 – originally selling items for smokers, then gifts, jewellery and its first bags – it was specialising in beautifully crafted grand tour luggage by the 1920s.
Over the years, its designs have been swift to acknowledge the evolving nature of travel. They have also connected with the stylish and the creative. A 1970s collaboration with Salvador Dalí produced the ‘Daligramme’ bag, still on sale today, dedicated to his wife Gala; its handle references a bicycle chain as the symbol of attachment between two energies travelling in the same direction. And to this day, Lancel’s iconic bucket bag, first launched in 1925, communicates a timeless elegance.
Now, a new ‘Pop’ collection continues the Lancel tradition for smartly accessorised adventure. To accompany the collection, Wallpaper*, always a discerning world traveller, has booked first class seats next to Lancel on a collaborative flight of fancy. Lancel + Wallpaper* Itinéraire is a set of three slickly organised, butter-soft leather accessories, designed by the Wallpaper* creative team and Lancel’s creative director, and executed by the Lancel atelier.
The trio comprises a document case with a removable, concertina-style inner wallet, with six pockets perfectly proportioned for Wallpaper* City Guides or travel documents; a Wallpaper* asterisk key ring; and an envelope-engineered passport and credit card holder with a zipped compartment for spare euros. Producing your documents has never been such a pleasure.
The Lancel + Wallpaper* Itinéraire collection is available from May exclusively at pop.lancel.com