Today we are dropping some new styles. For this range, I’ve taken the best of previous collections and given them a fresh touch. The range also features a few pieces that will be carried-over to my next one, which will be showcased at the Adelaide Fashion Festival. Read on to find out a little bit more about how this collection came about.
What was the inspiration behind this collection?
I am always inspired by women. Recently, I have been asking women what colour bag they would choose to wear every day – as, ultimately, it's my goal to have my customers wear my bags everyday. I narrowed the options down to a few natural colours, from black to light tan.
I’m also inspired by emotional events. This year I lost my beloved grandmother. She was an extraordinary woman who was smart through her career as a chemical scientist, and she was super-smart in her wardrobe preferences. She would always have a little pop of colour to her neutral toned clothing. I think there is a lot of her in my new collection.
Can you explain the design process?
Most of my designs come out of a vision from one piece of leather – I would first fold it, roll it and gather it to see what that particular piece of leather has to offer.
Then there was a process of innovation around trying to make not a corset but a whole bag out of one piece of leather. It came naturally and since I have now replaced rivets with press-studs, the bag can easily be undone and packed flat in a suitcase – just one of its many features.
What's your favourite piece from the collection?
I am completely in love with the new corsets with interchangeable belts. I think it's such a versatile accessory to have. You can wear it with leather and/or cotton belts. And you can choose these from our range of belts, or you can use ones you already have, as this corset was created with standard sized belt loops.
I also love the ring handle. Having this extra option to change your everyday bucket bag to an evening bag means you’re literally getting two bags in one.
Photographer - Meaghan Coles
Assistant and BTS Photographer - Esther Reynolds-Verco