WHAT'S HOT: HANDBAGS TOO HOT TO HANDLE
EVERYONE'S A WINNER AS LN-CC ENLISTS BOB FOSTER TO SHOOT THIS SEASON'S MOST WANTED ACCESSORIES INSIDE THE ARCADE OF YOUR DREAMS.
How many coins have you fed into the crane claw machine and left empty handed? How many times has hope turned into heartbreak as you watch the metal only graze your chosen prize rather than pick it up and deliver it safely to you? Losing none of the thrill yet needing very little skill, everyone can be a winner as we invite you on a daytrip to Margate. Follow the flashing lights as we place this season’s most wanted handbags inside the arcade of your dreams and encourage you to play.
Fresh from documenting the homoeroticsm of Britain’s turbo-fuelled car culture for his latest photography project, a zine entitled Dream Lover, Bob Foster swaps speed needs for leather pleasures for LN-CC as he focuses his lens on the bags of now. From Bottega Veneta’s pillowy-soft all-over woven Padded Cassette to Marc Jacobs’ strokable faux-fur Creature Snapshot, Gucci’s all-over logo Ophidia GG Mini to Prada’s cosy Terry Tote, to Alexander Wang’s playful Scrunchie Min and beyond, these bags are (almost) too hot to handle.
THE ARCADES IN MARGATE ARE FULL OF COLOUR, INDULGENCE, JOY AND ABSOLUTE, TOTAL, UNAPOLOGETIC FUN. IT'S A GOOD TIME, ALL THE TIME! I'VE BEEN RACKINGMY BRAINS TRYING TO THINK OF A MORE SUITABLE PLACE TO PLACE A PILE OF WILD, SPARKLY HANDBAGS AND PHOTOGRAPH THEM, AND I'VE COME UP WITH NOTHING. THE WORLD'S BEING TERRIBLE AT THE MOMENT BUT WE CAN'T LET THAT EAT US UP - GETTING DRESSED UP, GOING TO THE SEASIDE AND PLAYING PENNY SLOTS WITH YOUR FRIENDS IS A TRUE PLEASURE AND YOU'VE GOTTA TRY IT!
- BOB FOSTER
While the pandemic pressed pause on our 2020 and 2021 realities, our 2022 vision sees the power in dressing up, going out and having fun, Whether you’re looking for hyper-hues or sensorial-sculptures, everyday-chicness or otherworldly-quirkiness, there’s more than one bag for you.