THE ART OF STYLE, Helen Lee Collection

THE ART OF STYLE, Helen Lee Collection

Kipling Fall - Winter 2018

Fruity for Fall

Fall/Winter delivers a unique collaboration with contemporary Chinese brand HELEN LEE, delivering fun and flare under the creative reign of Li Hongyan.  Edgy designs combined with signature one-of-a-kind prints built for the modern, metropolitan woman. Sophisticated, stylish, adventurous; three bags presented in contemporary style.

Blueberry and cherries appear in a bounty of fruitful prints that sit on classic models ART, ART M, and backpack styles. Self-designed colours, prints and fabrics are fused with Kipling icons to create the capsule. Fall darkness is lifted with playful bunny prints, whilst quirky keyrings reference this season’s carefree mantra. All these elements combine to make a declaration of Kipling’s stylist independence.


Created in 2011 by Li Hongyan, the brand has rapidly become synonym to contemporary Chinese fashion. HELEN LEE studio is based in Shanghai, China.



At 31 years young, Kipling was founded in Antwerp, in 1987 and is now sold in 68 countries across the globe. Taking their name from famed Jungle Book author, Rudyard Kipling, every bag comes with its own monkey mascot, each one named after a Kipling employee from around the world. Famous for providing stylish and beautiful bags for every occasion, a Kipling bag is sold every two seconds, somewhere in the world – that’s a lot of bags!

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About Kipling

We empower you to go your own way. That’s why we’ve merged thoughtful designs with casual coolness.

We design bags to inspire mobility and lighten your life. #LiveLight

How did it all start?

Our tale is one of great passion and creativity (plus the odd stroke of luck!) that goes back to the spring of '87. That was the year when three young designers pals in Antwerp stumbled upon a happy accident on a loom and discoverd crinkled nylon fabric... and voila, the idea for Kipling was born. Having hit upon a winning formula they wasted no time in creating the affordable, sporty and functional bags and lifestyle essentials that have gone on to become wardrobe favourites for women in 65 countries across the world.

Kipling collaborations

Since 2006, our spirit of playful adventure has led us to collaborate with some of the most exciting young designers around. These fashion-forward special collections have seen us work with fresh global talent including Cathy Pill (Belgium), El Delgado Buil (Spain), Gloria Coelho (Brazil), Girls from Omsk (Belgium) Helena Christensen (Denmark) and Peter Pilotto (UK). Who’ll be next? Keep your eyes peeled!

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Did you know?

Kipling is sold in 67 countries

Every 2 seconds a Kipling bag is sold

35 million women have bought Kipling since 1987

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