DEMMA GVASALIA SPITITUS

With irony you can ask questions that are delicate, but there’s a thin line between irony and sarcasm so I have to be careful not to overstep it. I made a bag for my first men’s show at Balenciaga, which was based on the classic Ikea bag. It was ironic but also authentic.

I used the blue Ikea bag during my four years as a student in Antwerp, due to its size and its price. Fifty percent of all students had the same bag for the same reasons, When I did it at Balenciaga I recycled leather that the company had on stock from previous collections, and I finished it as a luxury product. I meant it as an ironic gesture in part, taking something really cheap and moving it into the luxury realm. But it’s authentic too, and that’s why it’s been all over the internet by now. People can relate. Continue reading

A SUCCESS FASHION HISTORY BY ACCIDENT

ladydiorIn 1995, Bernadette Chirac wished to give Princess Diana a unique handbag on the occasion of her visit to Paris. When France’s first lady contacted Dior in her search for such a bag, the House offered her a model unofficially named Chouchou at the time. It was officially rechristened Princesse in the short term.

The bag, black in color, was presented to the former Lady Diana at the inauguration of the Cézanne exhibition at the Grand Palais. It was then often photographed carried by Diana at public events: she had it with her in Birmingham during an official visit; again a few weeks later during a stay in Argentina; then on several further occasions.

It was soon being described as “iconic” and “legendary”. Dior was launched in larger series, with its name changed to Lady Dior. Continue reading

ONWARD VACUUM MOREAU PARIS

mOREAU1Former Gibo, for some time now renamed Onward Luxury Group, has acquired Paris-Moreau, one of the brands of handbags and luggage of the oldest luxury of France, for an undisclosed amount. The Group continues its diversification strategy, alongside the leather to proprietary brands Jil Sander and those licensed (including Rochas and Michael Kors).

The founder Fedor Shevchenko will continue to work as artistic director for the Parisian fashion house that has a boutique in Paris in the Faubourg Saint-Honoré area and in a number of corners in department stores such as Barneys New York, Isetan Tokyo, Beijing SKP , Shinsegae Seoul. Continue reading

SAVE MY BAG

savemybag2SMB (Save My Bag), as the name suggests, comes from the idea of creating a handbag cover made which is waterproof, washable, soft and elastic, and could act as a cover protecting handbags from shocks, rain etc. Save My Bag is born and it is so full of personality that it becomes a cult bag on its own.

The young brand is born in Bergamo in 2013 from Stefano and Valentina Agazzi’s idea, aimed from the beginning on the philosophy of “Be cool beyond the rules”, reassessing the rules and the cliché of fashion.

SMB is a desire that becomes product, ironic and iconic, an historic style with no price responsibility and made accessible for every type of women.

Save My Bag is an iconic bag by excellence, realized in more than Continue reading

ACNE STUDIOS BAG COLLECTION

Buckle jeans blue denim 1400 Eur

“For me a bag is more than an object, it’s a personaI thing. When I started looking at bags, the intention was not to do an ”it-bag”, but to explore the world of bags and create different styles and characters. I really enjoy designing bags since it’s so sculptural, almost like creating a piece of art”, Jonny Johansson, Acne Studios Creative Director.

 

Not only do people who are already obsessed with bags love them, but they’ve seeped over into the consciousness of much more casual fashion-watchers, often through some sort of celebrity- or entertainment-focused notoriety.

From rope stitching to graphic clean lines, the first full range of bags by the brand includes three models: Buckle jeans, Hero jeans and Continue reading

DELAGE IN LONDON

DELAGE2Founded a year ago by Philippe A. de Vilmorin, Delage is a new brand in luxury Leather Goods and luggage. On the 9th February Delage is opening a new Leather Goods store in Notting Hill in London.

After having been running brands like Lee Cooper, Georges Rech, ou encore Smalto, Philippe A. de Vilmorin bought the brand name Delage in 2011. Delage was a very well-known mythic car brand who was created in 1905.
This is to that inheritance that the brand Delage refers. Quilted leather banquettes, the shape of the grille, are made in noble materials such as python, grained and smooth calf or foal (€800 to €3,200).

The brand offers a second line named Delage 1927. This latter consists of coated canvas bags and of a line dedicated to men. Every leather goods are made in Portugal. Today, Delage has approximately 30 outlets in the world (France, Swizerland or even in the USA).