Under the umbrella of a new project, Paco Lab, this season the label has teamed up with Commes des Garcons to reissue its le69pacorabanne bag, once a favourite of Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot. Paco Lab will see different designers invited each season to work their magic on the label's iconic pieces, with the aim of making it 'an incubator of innovation, giving free reign to some of the most original and directional talents working in the fashion sphere.' Accessories designer Judy Blame has been lined up as the next designer to reinterpret the bag, as well as to offer up jewellery inspired by it.
And Manish Arora, the designer famed for his love of colour and embroidery has been appointed the new creative director, charged with reinvigorating the womenswear line - he's set to present his first collection in September. It seems that the label is set to be at the fore-front of fashion once again.More