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“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.”
Baron Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the IOC (1894)
To commemorate and celebrate that sporting event happening in London this summer, errrr whats it called again, thats it The Olympics ! The Montreal based accessories brand, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie, who are more known for their fine leather goods which take their inspiration for Mid-Century Modern architecture and a by-gone era of more luxurious travel have come up with special edition O’Hare totes in certified organic cotton and Italian calf comes in six colour combinations representing the 5 colours of the Olympic rings and reflecting the diverse world flags of the participating nations. Created with versatility, sustainability, style and ‘being your best’ you possible can, the vibrant bags have a leather base, certified organic cotton case and a shoulder strap and interior pockets with a contrasting colour mesh lining.
The metaphors surrounding the Olympic Games are shared core values of the designers Dexter and Byron Peart of WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie who have combined the worlds of fashion and sport. Using the shared notions of world cooperation, international compatibility and peak performance they have been incorporated into the design of the bag, with the recognisable gold and silver zipper, denoting unity through contrast and innovative, that balance function and modern capabilities with classic design.