The Browns' Edit of Olympia Le-Tan showcases the self-taught fashion designer's passion for embroidery, literature and craftsmanship. Born in London and raised in Paris, the designer likes to say she is English, French and Vietnamese. She started her career at the Chanel design studio with Karl Lagerfeld then went on to Balmain where she worked closely with Gilles Dufour who then created his own brand with Olympia by his side. In 2009, she launched her eponymous accessories label, combining her two obsessions, embroidery (a talent she inherited from her grand-mother), and literature (a passion she shares with her father, French illustrator Pierre Le-Tan) to create one of a kind handbags and minaudières. The bags are handmade with love in France and Italy in very limited editions. In March 2012, she launched her first ready to wear collection, classic clothes with a twist, a mix between Olympia's British and Paris heritage using velvets, tartans, college stripes and Liberty print fabrics.