There is a widespread belief that if all the superheroes had a brawl, Superman would have the utmost unfair advantage over everyone else, seeing how he possesses multiple super powers and his own weakness is a strange mineral that doesn’t even exist on Earth. So, to celebrate DC Comics’ 75th year in bestowing dreams upon teenage boys (and well, the world), colette had joined forces with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to bring some of the most celebrated and talented French designers together with the superheroes to create a special collection of commemorative goods. Amongst the designers such as Lanvin, Balmain and Alexis Mabille is the man who has not only brought the ladies sexy peep-toe stilettos, but also the men artsy high-top sneakers– Pierre Hardy. For Hardy’s leg of this project, he has reworked a collection of bags– a briefcase and a tote bag, combining both his very own artistic edge with Superman’s qualities.
The Superman Briefcase in this collaborative collection is a fusion of Pierre Hardy’s studied fine arts style. He adopted the minimalist repetitive cubic print for the base of the briefcase, then added Superman’s logo and stripes over it. Very much like Superman, this briefcase enjoys a little duality– a playful, ostentatious side, and another that is more subtle like Clark Kent.
According to Hardy, when asked, “Why Superman?”, he replied, ” It is the great hero archetypal! I like his double personality, he is also beautiful in Superman as in Clark! The bag is the reflection of both aspects; as if both identities were stacked… ”
The collection is available for order now on colette, and all items are limited in production, so for grownups who are still nostalgic for their fourteen-year-old summer days lying out in the sun with a booklet of comics in hand, don’t wait to grab them. Caveat: Superpowers, telephone booth and change of clothes not included with purchase.