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I’m quite excited because I finally get to share a secret with you I’ve had to keep for months: Belgian accessory brand Kipling has joined forced with pop-art fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac for their next designer collaboration. After the 2 successful collections with Peter Pilotto, this one is a complete turnaround for the brand: it’s loud, bright, slightly over-the-top: totally JCDC, totally Kipling. The monkey has been transformed into a cheeky Space Monkey, the combined Kipling/JCDC logos are bigger than ever and there’s clashing colours going on. On the other side of the spectrum, there’s some pretty sophisticated quilted bags for the more conservative souls out there.

I’m very lucky to have been invited to travel to Paris next week to meet JC de Castelbajac in person and interview him about his collaboration with Kipling, and here’s what I’ve decided to do: you guys get to ask the questions! Is there anything you would like me to ask Jean-Charles de Castelbajac… within reason? Anything you’ve always wanted to know, or perhaps you’ve never heard of him until now and would like to find out more… leave your questions in the comment section below and I’ll try and get an answer for you next week!

The range, with plenty of unisex pieces, launched exclusively in Selfridges last week, and will be launched worldwide soon (check www.kiplingxjcdc.com for more info).

Watch JC de Castelbajac in his shop explain his brand and aesthetic, and his collaboration with Kipling!

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Below is a selection of the collection – FYI, this isn’t the full collection, and there’s often several colour variations of each piece…
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Zushi and Nogati bags
193 3000656 K10857 MULTI 325x325 Kipling x JCDC193 3000656 K10855 GREENBLUE 325x325 Kipling x JCDC
Otsuka bag, £82, and Sendagi mini shoulder bag, £46

193 3000656 K10875 BLUE 325x325 Kipling x JCDC193 3000656 K10874 BLUE 325x325 Kipling x JCDC
Space Monkey Keyring, £14 and Bow Keyring, £22

193 3000656 K10864 SKELTMULTI 325x325 Kipling x JCDC193 3000656 K10862 SKELTMULTI 325x325 Kipling x JCDC
Gotsu laptop sleeve, £46 and Kahawai backpack, £110

193 3000656 K10846 BLACK 325x325 Kipling x JCDC193 3000656 K10847 KHAKI 325x325 Kipling x JCDC
Vanuata Handbag, £110 and Mini Shoulder bag, £55
193 3000656 K10841 RED 325x325 Kipling x JCDC193 3000656 K10843 BLACK 325x325 Kipling x JCDC
Urayasu shoulder bag, £92 and Adimos Shopper, £120

193 3000656 K10837 BLACK 325x325 Kipling x JCDC193 3000656 K10838 BLACK 325x325 Kipling x JCDC
Tasnim leather across–body bag, £157.00 and Ranchi Wallet, £92

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