Olympia Le-Tan has released and embroidered clutch bag featuring Paddington for the spring/summer 2021 collection.
Based on the first edition cover of Michael Bond’s A Bear Called Paddington, the limited-edition clutch features one of the most iconic illustrations by Peggy Fortnum and celebrates Paddington’s 62-year publishing and merchandising heritage.
Each collection is limited to 77 pieces. Each bag can take up to 300 hours to produce, as each bag is hand-stitched, creating a unique look and feel. The deal was brokered by Studiocanal Licensing, the agent for Paddington in France.
“It is a delight to work on Paddington and help develop the brand in France,” Valérie Rolandez-Barrios, director, licensing and partnerships, Studiocanal Licensing. “Seeing this collaboration with OLT come to life is wonderful. The Paddington clutch bag is a beautiful item and the result of a unique partnership,” says Aude Sergent, general manager, Olympia Le-Tan. “Collaborating with Paddington felt natural for our brand. We observed that we are all related to Paddington, we all know his crazy adventures and his unconditional love for marmalade! Embroidered on our bags, this classic of contemporary English literature gives us the opportunity to pay a tribute to this mythic book through the original illustration of Peggy Fortnum.”