BY DEBORAH FERGUSON
Research: Yi He
French leather goods brand Moynat has released a collection of train inspired accessories designed by the recording artist which can added to ones covetable items to gift or to add to one's collection of 'It" accessories to wear.
This isn't Pharrell Williams first co designing venture ; he has lent his name to nine recent fashion collaborations with companies including Moncler, Uniqlo, Adidas and Comme des Garçons.
The collection was inspired by a collection of vintage trunks and an old Moynat label featuring a train that Williams discovered during a visit to the label’s atelier in Paris, the line includes luxe pieces that put a fun-yet-refined twist on the American railroad car. The Moynat x Pharrell Williams collection will include train pochettes available in seven different color variations.
Pharrell shares his source of inspiration for this collaboration:
"I had done a couple of bags with another brand for myself and wanted to do some more leather goods. Sarah [Andelman] from Colette gave me some advice, and said: 'Try Moynat, it predates Vuitton - but is also owned by LVMH - and started in the 1800s.' So I met Ramesh and we understood each other instantly. For about seven or eight years I had wanted to make these bags after seeing Harvey Girls with Judy Garland … So I was talking about this with Ramesh and I could see the gears turning in his mind. And he was showing me some of the Moynat archive and we found this logo with a train, and we decided that it was a sign."
Shop the exclusive limited edition accessories: http://moynat.com/en/
Hand tooled Resin locomotive bag
Leather pouchettes with Train shape art
Carved Ebony Clutch