Jack French from Jack French London Ltd popped into our office this week for a Facebook takeover, in celebration of the launch of his gorgeous handbag range. Always entertaining, Jack loved answering all your questions – here’s a peek below of what everyone wanted to know…
FB: What’s your range like? I need a good every day bag and at the moment there’s very few about I have search all collections and nothing is big enough or suitable for an every day bag.
Jack: I design for many women, not just one type, hopefully you will find this in my collection. Here are two recommendations from my collection: The Belgrave and the Portabello for everyday chic – enjoy!
FB: Will the bags be sold in the Henry Street Debenhams in Dublin?
Jack: Yes, bags will be available this month in Dublin.
FB: How did you get into handbag design in the first place? Loving the new range!
Jack: I had previously worked in the luxury sector for many years supporting brands such as Jimmy Choo, Harvey Nichols, Liberty to name a few but decided I wanted to bring out a range of accessories that are both beautiful and are about attainable luxury so you can actually treat yourself and not break the bank.
FB: What’s your inspiration for the collection?
Jack: I draw for women who really have passion for looking the best they can be and the women of London encapsulate that. 1950s iconic film stars such as Audrey, Catherine and Elizabeth are right up there for me as inspiration.
FB: Hi Jack , will you be doing some accessories too, like laptop sleeves and bags?
Jack: Hi Charlene Jmz, Yes we will! In Autumn/Winter we are launching iPhone and iPad cases and are currently finishing off some sexy weekenders too. We’ll be sure to let you know when these launch.
FB: Why are men so much better at designing handbags than women?!
Jack: I think Chanel led the way for a silly man like me!
FB: Hi Jack – Which style of bag is your favourite? I want to get a bag for my friend’s birthday present.
Jack: The Knightsbridge, for me it belongs in every iconic black and white movie and shouts ultimate Hollywood glamour. She will be a knock out and will love you forever.
FB: What the best way to win one of your amazing handbags?
Jack: We’ve actually got a Tuesday Treat running today on twitter! Follow @Debenhams and @jackfrenchLDN and retweet our tweet for a chance to win. Head over to twitter now – good luck!
FB: Hi Jack! Do you have any styles for going out/clubbing?
Jack: Soho is named after a girls night out, it is practical, elegant and yet you can carry all your essentials with you at the same time. I would go for her. Dance the night away! >> There is also the gorgeous Burlington clutch which will make your friends eyes green with envy.