Resolution #1 "I will choose quality and durability."
It is in the heart of the 17th arrondissement that creations of Lancel come to life. In the prototyping workshop rue Ampère, run by Yoran Mathias, Compagnon du Devoir, the teams respond with elegance and know-how to the proposals of the design office. From the stroke of a pencil to the reality of a prototype. Defining proportions, cutting and then re-cutting the canvas, testing the different leathers and metal parts that will bring an extra touch of style... Thanks to a perfect balance between craftsmanship, a rich historical heritage and mastery of contemporary production tools, the workshop takes up every challenge with enthusiasm. Made in Italy, near Florence, the bags and leather goods benefit from the finest leathers, carefully selected. The leathers come from breeding farms and specific attention is given to their treatment, with a responsible approach. A perfect guarantee of quality.
Résolution #2 "I will choose timeless pieces”
Led with enthusiasm since September 2017 by Barbara Fusillo, artistic director who has worked for prestigious luxury maisons, the Lancel design office rivals in imagination and audacity, season after season. The team is drawing inspiration from the street, cinema, exhibitions, travel or literature and is committed into suggesting original and cheerful creations with a specific attention to functionality. Lancel's rich and treasured archives also serve as a source of inspiration for the design office. Timeless, the Lancel pieces are designed for personal, everyday use. Like a friend to whom you would disclose your most precious secrets.
Resolution #3 "I will choose Elegance à la française".
An iconic Parisian maison, Lancel has contributed to the reputation of French fashion for more than a century. From a family workshop dedicated to innovative accessories and everyday objects, Lancel has enlarged its universe to women’s fashion while sticking to elegance – à la française – envied throughout the world, without ever compromising its legendary know-how. Elegant, audacious and refined, its creations are usually surprising while always meeting its clients’ needs. The archives of the maison Lancel are presented to the public during the Journées du Patrimoine et des Journées Européennes des Métiers d’Art in the historic Parisian boutique of Opéra, and demonstrate the mischievous spirit of the maison over time. Like handbags from the fifties revealing secret drawers.
Resolution #4 "I will choose audacity."
Always reinventing itself. The Lancel pieces are one of a kind, designed to better fit their owner. The creations of the maison are daring, using a vibrant palette of colors from pastel to lively shades, audacious patterns, and exotic leathers. Useful, they are ideally matching our modern wardrobe. Whether carried over the shoulder, with a strap or by hand, the creations of Lancel are always focusing on easing the movement. A made to measure service is also carried by the workshop, making it possible to choose the leather, colors, straps and even personalize the creation with hot-stamping…making your accessory the most personal possible.