It's always a good time when André Saraiva gets involved and the artist's Longchamp collaboration is living proof.

Well, not quite living, but almost: Saraiva transformed a selection of Longchamp classics into real-deal characters via cheeky pen strokes that create winking eyes and goofy smiles.

Paris-based Saraiva, best known for his Mr. A character, frequently partners with fashion tastemakers like colette and Virgil Abloh, so this Longchamp team-up is right in his wheelhouse.

This collaboration actually has roots in Longchamp's history, according to Sophie Delafontaine, the luxury house's creative director.

"Years ago, one of Longchamp’s first Paris showrooms was a rented space near Place de la Concorde," Delafontaine said in a statement. "When we moved in, we discovered André had been there before us – because right there, on the back of a door, was Mr. A. So you could call that our first meeting. We eventually left the showroom, but we kept the door!"

The French co-conspirators used four iterations of Longchamp's signature Le Pliage bag as the basis for this collection; the bag "epitomises simplicity and practicality which transcend time and fashion trends," Saraiva said.

Executed in nylon canvas and calf leather (for Saraiva's favored travel version), the collection is rife with the artist's peppy touch.

Sparse lines shapeshift Le Pliage into Saraiva's Mr. A or Mrs. A, grinning a toothy "AMOUR" and blowing kisses.

The thoughtful use of line emphasizes the pop colors that Saraiva selected from the Longchamp palette.

"The colors draw on the urban landscape and André’s color palette, as well as our signature green," Delafontaine said.

"I’m in my pink and blue period!" Saraiva laughed. "Pink is actually very special – it’s the only colour that marries with all the others."

No bag speaks to that mentality more than the 200 small recycled polyester Le Pliage bags all painted by Saraiva himself, individually numbered and utterly unique in their vivid splashes of color. The release will drop exclusively on the Highsnobiety Shop on April 19 before a wider release on April 26.

Scroll down to shop Longchamp x André from the Highsnobiety Shop

Le Pliage Cuir André Travel Bag

Le Pliage Cuir André Travel Bag

$975

Longchamp x André

Buy at Highsnobiety
Le Pliage André Travel Bag

Le Pliage André Travel Bag

$250

Longchamp x André

Buy at Highsnobiety
Le Pliage André Top Handle Bag

Le Pliage André Top Handle Bag

$220

Longchamp x André

Buy at Highsnobiety
Le Pliage André Top Handle Bag

Le Pliage André Top Handle Bag

$220

Longchamp x André

Buy at Highsnobiety
Le Pliage André Top Handle Bag

Le Pliage André Top Handle Bag

$220

Longchamp x André

Buy at Highsnobiety
Le Pliage André Top Handle Bag

Le Pliage André Top Handle Bag

$220

Longchamp x André

Buy at Highsnobiety
Le Pliage Collection André Top Handle Bag

Le Pliage Collection André Top Handle Bag

$575

Longchamp x André

Buy at Highsnobiety
Stoles

Stoles

$60

Longchamp x André

Buy at Highsnobiety
Stoles

Stoles

$60

Longchamp x André

Buy at Highsnobiety
Stoles

Stoles

$60

Longchamp x André

Buy at Highsnobiety
Le Pliage André Pouch

Le Pliage André Pouch

$70

Longchamp x André

Buy at Highsnobiety
Le Pliage André Pouch

Le Pliage André Pouch

$70

Longchamp x André

Buy at Highsnobiety
Le Pliage André Pouch

Le Pliage André Pouch

$70

Longchamp x André

Buy at Highsnobiety
Le Pliage André Pouch

Le Pliage André Pouch

$70

Longchamp x André

Buy at Highsnobiety
T-Shirt

T-Shirt

$140

Longchamp x André

Buy at Highsnobiety
T-Shirt

T-Shirt

$140

Longchamp x André

Buy at Highsnobiety
Le Pliage André Shoulder Bag

Le Pliage André Shoulder Bag

$220

Longchamp x André

Buy at Highsnobiety
Le Pliage André Shoulder Bag

Le Pliage André Shoulder Bag

$220

Longchamp x André

Buy at Highsnobiety
Le Pliage André Shoulder Bag

Le Pliage André Shoulder Bag

$220

Longchamp x André

Buy at Highsnobiety
Le Pliage André Shoulder Bag

Le Pliage André Shoulder Bag

$220

Longchamp x André

Buy at Highsnobiety
Silk Ribbon

Silk Ribbon

$85

Longchamp x André

Buy at Highsnobiety

Want to keep browsing? Head to the Highsnobiety Shop for more products that we love.

What To Read Next

*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Disclaimer

Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.