Jan 14, 2012 12:00AM

Olympia Le-Tan AW12 Lookbook

With Tilda Swinton, a naked Olivier Zahm, Annabelle Dexter-Jones & more.

As an unofficial opener to Milan men's fashion week, Pitti W - the trade show of all trade shows - has kicked off in Florence. As part of it, French handbag designer Olympia Le-Tan was invited to present a special project, choosing to create 36 bags reflective of her favourite pieces of Italian film and cinema, making up her AW12 collection. Le-Tan showed the collection on Thursday night at the Museo Bellini, where her embroidered bags replicated the original book and movie posters through thread and, like pieces of art, were nestled amongst the gallery's Renaissance works.

Also on display were photographs from the accompanying lookbook, shot by Max Farago in Paris and New York. A selection of the designer's famous friends - who include Tilda Swinton, a very naked Olivier Zahm, model Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Hamish Bowles and Jalouse Editor, Jennifer Eymere - pose in photographic homages to the cinema in which Le-Tan has based her collection upon, mimicking icons from the films of Fellini, Pasolini, Antonioni, Bertolucci, and Visconti.

While you're waiting for Le-Tan's rumoured apparel collection (as recently reported by Style Bubble), head over to our interview which appears in Oyster 96 between the designer and her six-year-old niece, Dizzy.

www.olympialetan.com

Ingrid Kesa

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