«Around so much fine books, and we don’t notice them at all, spending days on the Internet …», – approximately such statement there has begun presentation of the collection the designer Olympia Le-Tan within the limits of a Week of a fashion in Paris. It is heavy to disagree: the abundance and availability of the information in Networks hammers iron nails into a publishing coffin. Even the classics and other «mandatory» under the school program is read by schoolboys in an electronic variant and in reduction. To put it briefly, the Frenchwoman Olympia – it is far not the first who has decided to pay attention of the public to so essential problem. Here only the way has been chosen rather original.
Olympia Le-Tan is engaged in manufacture of books. That truth, its variants of classical products especially you don’t esteem, even at the big desire. After all they absolutely don’t have pages. The matter is that all these books – graceful elegant handbags-clutches with the original embroidered covers. So instead of entertaining stories inside it is possible to find any female features: cosmetics, a mobile phone and other trifles which will be put there by the owner of a smart accessory.
In the “library” of handmade clutches from Olympia Le-Tan can find many iconic works, dearly loved by different ladies at different times. Romantic personages – forever young Nabokov’s “Lolita” lover of another romance, gothic – Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”, for a perpetual adolescent – “The Catcher in the Rye” … And these masterpieces of world literature collection is not limited.
By the way, to become happy owners of the original accessory – not an easy task and is not cheap. Because every thing is made entirely by hand, mass production of books-bags, of course, is not. For example, “edition” of especially popular “Lolita” has only 16 copies. And the price for designer clutches are not the most affordable: the cost over a thousand euros each. What to do, art has never been cheap.