Upon viewing Sophie Hulme’s collection of minimal, starkly cool bags, master sartorialists would have swooned with longing and fainted into a collective heap. The young designer, a worthy recipient of the ultra prestigious British Fashion Award for Emerging Talent, is attracting non-stop attention for a new take on structure and simplicity- sleek with a very masculine edge.
Constructed from sturdy leathers with brass hardware and well-executed details- think amusing charms, removable straps and functional pockets, the capacious totes, chic envelope bags and urban knapsacks are as utilitarian as they are urbane. This eponymous label is being lauded for a simple aesthetic; every item is crafted with precision, practicality and longevity in mind- for classic, investment worthy pieces to stand the test of time.
Look for Sophie Hulme S/S ’14 at Black Caviar. Online and in-store.
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