Montblanc X PSNY sustainable accessories collection

When a revered luxury brand like Montblanc decides to collaborate with a famous streetwear brand like Public School New York, the fusion of the two worlds is doomed to do wonderful things. (A 2019 Montblanc collaboration with the BAPE sold out within hours, and pieces are still hitting collectors’ sites like Grailed, StockX, and even eBay.) Perhaps even more importantly, the collection of bags and recently launched accessories are made from planets. respecting regenerated fabrics and other eco-responsible materials.

Montblanc X Public School in New York (PSNY) includes five key pieces designed to become instant classics. A sports bag, envelope, mini envelope and belt bag are made from a nylon thread called Econyl, created from waste materials such as fishing nets, rugs and fabric straps. The yarn not only looks neat, clean and stylish, it can also be recycled over and over again with no loss in quality. Stainless steel details are 100% recyclable and are durable and corrosion resistant. Each plastic element is made from recycled products, including recycled polyester straps. A business card holder is made of “leftover” leather and features the slogan “The pen (eyelash) is mightier than the sword”, PSNY’s play on the famous quote from English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton, and a cheeky reference to Montblanc’s heritage as a maker of precious writing instruments. A leather label sewn inside the bags also features the manifesto “Those who dare, those who will, those who care make a difference”, in tribute to those who are committed to saving our planet.

This Montblanc X PSNY business card holder is made from leftover leather.

“With this unique collaboration, our goal is to give environmentally conscious people the opportunity to experience the disruptive streetwear style of Public School New York, while reaffirming their commitment to reducing their footprint on the planet. This is proof that a luxury leather collection can not only be stylish and truly functional, but it can also be conscientious and environmentally friendly, ”said Sylvain Costof, President of Montblanc North America.

The nylon fabric, straps and plastic buckles of this Montblanc X PSNY envelope bag are all made from recycled materials.

The collaboration is an impressive marriage of European culture on Montblanc’s part and the NYC attitude of PSNY. The American clothing brand for men and women was founded by Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne in 2008 and represents a decidedly citizen sense of form, function and street intelligence. The duo are both members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), participating in the organization’s Fashion Incubator program in 2010. They also received a $ 100,000 grant from luxury automaker Lexus in 2019 for their Version tomorrow concept, a B2B fabric and apparel supplier focused on manufacturing standard recycled cotton in the streetwear category.

This belt bag from Montblanc X PSNY is an ideal companion for the city streets.

“In recent years, we’ve focused on making our products more environmentally friendly, creating style essentials made from recycled materials, but also providing low-impact basics through our platform. Tomorrow version to other brands and designers who do not have access to it. We are delighted to be able to partner with Montblanc in their own efforts to make luxury more aware of the world around us, ”explained Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne.

Of course, Montblanc lends a certain gravity to the city sense of PSNY: The 115-year-old company, based in Hamburg, Germany, has been making its signature pens from the start and began creating luxury accessories and watches when it was acquired by Alfred Dunhill. in 1977. The brand’s stylized white six-pointed logo (a sure-fire way to spot a real Montblanc pen) depicts the summit of Mont Blanc (the highest mountain in the Alps) seen from above. The brand is now partnering with celebrities such as filmmaker Spike Lee, actor Taron Egerton and singer, actor and writer Chen Kun.

The limited edition collection is available on the Montblanc and Public School New York websites, but get there fast! These beauties will not last long.

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