Pharrell Williams is steadily storming the fashion industry, adding yet another stylish venture to an already impressive list of projects. Moncler, G-Star RAW, Comme des Garçons and Adidas have all lined up to work with the fashionable musician, who seems to be eager to pile more onto his plate. This time, Pharrell is bringing his quirky sensibilities to French leather goods label Moynat with a collection inspired by trains.
And by “inspired” we mean “heavily influenced” and “quite literally ran with the theme.” Images of trains cover everything from a small leather pouch to a silk scarf decorated with an old-timey drawing of a locomotive. According to WWD, the limited-edition range boasts resin bags that actually look like trains — smokestack and all. The bags will set you back around $12,830. When you consider that they’re made from seal trunks and ebony wood (that one is cheaper, ringing in at $4,105), the price doesn’t sound so shocking.
Pharrell’s venture for Moynat is certainly playful, just like the artist himself, whose colorful personal style is just as whimsical and refined as the bags promise to be.
And who knows — train-shaped crossbody bags could be the next big fashion trend. If Pharrell can influence the likes of André Leon Talley to don that now-ubiquitous Vivienne Westwood hat, it’s not too far of a stretch to think he can get folks into locomotive carryalls.
Pharrell’s latest is set to hit Colette October 13, just before landing in Moynat stores in London and Paris the following week.