Even if Italian artist Simone Legno’s name doesn’t ring a bell, his famous tokidoki illustrations, seen on LeSportsac bags since 2006, shouldn’t be a stranger. Coinciding with Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention (I think), Simone Legno was in town to launch the latest tokidoki for LeSportsac collaboration in Singapore.
Fans of the brand, and there were many, had the opportunity to get a limited edition poster and meet with Simone Legno for an exclusive fan meet & greet and autograph session. Many who queued had requests for sketches of their favourite characters. Simone, with his arsenal of Sharpies was very obliging with requests for sketches, autographs and photos. Props to Simone for whipping the sketches up in a flash!
The meet and greet was held at the LeSportsac store at Ion Orchard, B1-12. The store was packed with lots of people all trying to take photos and have a closer look at the exclusive 19-piece collection creation for this collaboration and to mark LeSportsac’s 40th Anniversary. Staff had on the cutest temporary tattoos, so they were easy to spot amongst the crowd.
A special for this collaboration, Simone Legno and LeSportsac unveiled a new character for the tokidoki series.
If you follow my instagram (@wearewottoncool), you would have already met Palette, the leopard.
“Palette really knows how to wear her heart on her sleeve – her leopard sports change colour based on her mood.”
Now what’s not to love about a cat that does that?!
Palette makes her appearance alongside the rest of the tokidoki crew on both the tokidopoli and tulipets prints. It was almost a game of “Where’s Wally?” trying to find her.
Although tokidoki isn’t in my arsenal of usual go-tos, seeing from the crowd that gathered for Simone, the tokidoki cast and Palette, I can’t deny that there’s definitely an allure to this heavy influence of Japanese pop culture. Louis Vuitton’s collaboration with Takashi Murakami is one other example which immediately pops into mind.
Prices for this 19-piece collection ranges from $105 for a cosmetics pouch to $635 for their duffels and weekender bags.
My personal favorite is the Palette backpack (above), available in white and black, which retail for $305. I think it’d make for an interesting editorial/model off duty shot. hehs.
The collection is available at all 5 LeSportsac stores now. Their locations are at Ion Orchard B1-12A, Isetan Scotts Level 1, Isetan Orchard Basement 1, Robinsons JEM Level 2 and Takashimaya Department Store level 2.
If you buy the collection (especially the Palette backpack) please send me pictures!