London’s sleek satchel designers Chris & Tibor take a break from their preparation for (capsule)Paris to allow us a sneak peek at goodies to come in Spring 2010.(Antonio Reis)
Are there any surprises we can expect in the Spring 2010 collection?
Spring 2010 is an important season because among other things, we launch a second range under Chris & Tibor bags. The collection called “London by Chris&Tibor” and it includes 4 different bags (backpack, boston bag, side bag and tote bag) with five colour variations. Most important that the second range is affordable, we hope it will be a great success on the market.
What fed your creative fervor this season? This season we used our archive a lot during the design process. The materials are an exciting and fresh mixture from the leathers what we used on our SS09 and AW09 collection. For SS10 we mix the finest Italian vegetable leather with patent leather on the bags, also added new leather: a crocodile skin. The colours are the three big classics: black, brown and tan. Some of our existing and popular designs also get an update and more sophisticated details.
Who do you envision toting your designs? Do they easily transform from sartorial student's book-bag to style-savvy traveler's carryall?
We are talking about 2 collections now.
Chris & Tibor bags are fashion forward, exclusive, luxurious and challenging. We target customers between late 20’s and 50’s. This premium collection is designed for the style-savvy and sophisticated customers.
Our second range “London by Chris&Tibor” is for a wider market than the original line. The bags are affordable, practical and trendy.
Will there be any new collaborations for ss10?
The Collaboration Project is an important part of the Chris&Tibor brand as we truly enjoy to working and thinking together with different designers from all over the world.
For SS10 we were really busy to develop and market our second range, we decided to introduce new collaboration with the AW 10-11 collection.
Of course there will be a new collection with Juun.J for SS10. This will be our third seasons together. The bags are selling in selected shops like Seven NY, Gamma Player Chicago, Kabuki Paris, Daad Dantone Milan, Joyce Hong Kong, Galleria Seoul and more…
(Juun.J SS10 catwalk is on the 25 June at 1.30pm. Bastille Design Center - 74 boulevard Richard Lenoir – Paris 75011, for invitation tel: +33 1 4923 79 79 - email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
How will you be spending your time out of Big Ben's shadow and in The City of Lights? This must be a cliché, but as a Londoner we eat so much fish and chips everyday that the minute we arrive to Paris the first and most important thing is always to taste all those delicious food what Paris offers. So apart from the usual fashion parties we will definitely spend lots of times in restaurants all over Paris.