Pharrell is a man of so many collaborations that it’s nearly impossible to keep track of them all. Both in his musical career (he’s made records with Daft Punk, Miley Cyrus, Gwen Stefani and many more) and in his growing fashion empire (Comme des Garçons, Adidas, Uniqlo and Louis Vuitton have all called upon his design talents), Pharrell isn’t only a tastemaker, he’s an innovator, which is an invaluable asset to brands the world over.
The latest label to enlist Pharrell for an accessories collaboration is Moynat, a French luxury leather goods brand that, while still relatively under the radar, is part of the LVMH conglomerate and recently underwent a revival thanks to Creative Director Ramesh Nair. The brand entered the U.S. market earlier this year with a pop-up shop in the New York branch of hip concept store Dover Street Market, and in continuing its play for the cool kids, Pharrell seems like a fitting partner for its upcoming capsule.
To pay tribute to Moynat’s heritage as a travel trunk purveyor, Nair and Pharrell have created a range of bags in the shapes of vintage trains, according to WWD. The limited-edition bags will be made from unusual materials — namely acrylic resin and carved ebony wood — and will be priced like true collectors items: $12,830 for the resin version and $4,105 for the wood. In addition, smaller items (like silk scarves and leather pouches) with train motifs will be available to supplement the collection. They’ll be sold at Colette in Paris during Fashion Week, as well as in Moynat boutiques in Paris and London.
A spokesperson for Moynat did not immediately get back to us to confirm the details of the collaboration.
Nair told WWD that this may just be the first of Moyat’s collaborations with Pharrell, as he’s looking to position the label with a younger, more experimental customer. Here's hoping that the next range includes a Vivienne Westwood-esque conductor's hat.