Olympia Le-Tan and Paddington
a unique partnership
Olympia Le-Tan launched a unique collaboration with Paddington in 2020; an iconic book-shaped clutch inspired by Peggy Fortnum's original illustrations.
The Olympia Le-Tan brand focuses on re-imagining classic book covers and art, transforming them into artisanal clutches thus the classic 'A Bear Called Paddington' was another perfect blend of brands.
For Olympia Le Tan, it was obvious to dedicate one of their iconic clutch bags to Paddington, as Paddington is popular across generations, with both children and adults feeling affection and warmth towards him. The brand celebrates Michael Bond's stories with a fashion piece that can appeal to Paddington fans, avid readers and fashionistas!
Designing the bag
All Olympia Le-Tan book clutches are hand-embroidered and available in limited editions - only 77 bags are created for each collaboration. The exclusive bags are embroidered in silk thread and felt as well as numbered chronologically to show authenticity. The Paddington clutch has been made in France and is available worldwide.
More about the collaboration
The deal was brokered by Studiocanal Licensing, the agent for Paddington in France.
'It is such a delight to work on Paddington and help develop the brand in France. Seeing this collaboration with OLT come to life is wonderful,' said Valérie Rolandez-Barrios, director of licensing and partnerships at Studiocanal. 'The Paddington clutch bag is a beautiful item and the result of a unique partnership.'
Aude Sergent, general manager of Olympia Le-Tan, added: 'Collaborating with Paddington felt natural for our brand. We observed that we are all related to Paddington, we all know his crazy adventures and his unconditional love for marmalade. Embroidered on our bags, this classic of contemporary English literature gives us the opportunity to pay a tribute to this mythic book through the original illustration of Peggy Fortnum.'