This particular design, with its luxuriant use of rich fabric, falling in to ripples and folds when worn, was originally inspired by the work of Vivienne Westwood and, as such, is known as, "The Vivienne".
Here, a beautiful handwoven, unbrushed mohair, blue and brown tweed has been combined with a fabulous grey and brown handwoven pure wool.
Both these tweeds are produced in a small family run mill in Scotland in small batches, and are of the most exceptional quality. The unbrushed mohair adds an interesting textural contrast and this, combined with the butterscotch toned chain handle, just screams luxury. The heavy weight cotton lining is printed with a stylized seagull design and ensures the bag is as hard-wearing as it is beautiful.
Measuring approx. 14" x 18", the "Vivienne" is a substantial, fashionably over-sized bag with a totally on trend shoulder strap. The bag closes with a metal twist lock in the flap closure, and a magnetic snap inside the bag for extra security. Each of the three pockets, two exterior and one interior, closes with a YKK zip. The chunky chain handle is scratch-resistant polyester acrylic, and adds drama and interest, without adding weight.
All my bags are entirely handmade by me in a smoke free, and pet free studio. They are double-stitched throughout, and triple stitched at any stress points. To keep their shape, they are all fully interfaced, in this case, with the same interface as used in winter-weight patchwork quilts, and each comes packaged in its own protective cotton dust cover.
Every single bag we create is a one off design, never to be repeated in exactly the same way again. We love the creative challenge this affords us and knowing that each of our customers gets something totally unique to them!