Wednesday, February 20, 2013
It is always such a treat to be able, even if only on video, to see what Anya Hinmarch plans for her whimsical, super creative and fun fashion presentations during London Fashion Week. For Fall/Winter 2013, Anya Hindmarch was inspired by the clean graphics and colour combinations of board games.. She says "I have worked with leather inlay techniques and used a combination of French goatskin, calf, shagreen and butter soft skins. I also played with the art of tassel making for a modern take on last season’s 18th Century tassel”..
Key families include; the Albion, a group of clean, structured styles in which the leather is sealed without the need for stitching giving a graphic, modern line, the Bathurst, in both solid and dual colours completed with cross body contrast straps, and the Duke and Duchess, elegant evening clutches with contrasting coloured shagreen inlays replicating backgammon boards and domino pieces. A colour palette of medium grey, burgundy, red, dark holly and navy is accentuated by pops of white, sorbet pink, light blue, gold and pewter. Anya’s trademark tassels have been reworked in oversized forms to accessorise her bags with a cascade of colour.