February 19, 2008
True Religion Spring Bags
Denim jean company True Religion recently entered the handbag market last month, January 2008. The head designer for the handbag collection is Leslie Hsu, a fourteen-year design veteran who previously designed for brands Calvin Klein and Tahari, as well as her own name-sake collection, and recently licensed and launched UGG Australia handbags.
Leslie Hsu feels â€œTrue Religion Handbags are effortlessly chic, and the collection promises that every accessory would be a conversation piece.â€?
The vintage bohemian True Religion collection consists of anything and everything you can think of under the Handbag umbrella: clutches, hobos, satchels, bags, totes, weekend bags, and accessories (key chains). Materials you will find mostly used throughout the collection are hand dyed cotton and Italian leathers. Colors, you will see a lot of deep cadmium, bright pineapple, turquoise, fuchsia, kelly green, royal blue and golden whiskies throughout the line. Price range is around $128 for a mini purse pouch and on up to $898 for the Stella Weekender (pictured above).
The six fabrications in the collection include:
Italian Tumbled Leather â€“ Only the finest of hand-dyed vegetable leathers are used in this line. The colors used are whiskey, cadmium, tangerine, royal, pineapple, kelly green, turquoise and fuchsia. The pieces strike a perfect balance between chic and bold. The Leyla Day Bag and Stella Weekender are expected to be the recognized pieces of the collectionâ€™s launch.
Woven Leather – Hand woven and knotted leather form these textural delights. This style comes in brown, white and cadmium. The Serena Hobo, a triangular hobo shoulder bag, is a modern silhouette with a craft inspired design.
Italian Stamped Python â€“ The Leyla Day Bag, Stella Weekender, Josie Clutches, and Sisi Clutch are given depth through the beautiful leather combinations. Mixing a fine Italian washed nappa with a unique stamped python in black, slate blue, and brown. Exceptionally textural and exquisite.
Patchwork Denim â€“ The Stella Weekender is available in a special signature patchwork denim fabric. Using over-washed, vintage looking denim, the Stella Weekender pays homage to True Religionâ€™s heritage.
Washed Vintage Nappa â€“ The Delilah and Dylan Slings along with the Wren Messengers and Phoebe Totes are given a bohemian twist with long, hand-cut fringe, reminiscent of the seventies. The suede fringes adorn this Woodstock inspired group.
Rainbow Serape â€“ The Phoebe Tote and Winona Satchel are made of genuine Mexican cotton serape in a festive rainbow color way. These bags are trimmed with heavy whiskey vegetable leather and vintage inspired hardware. A perfect compliment to summerâ€™s bright palette.
What do you guys think of the new True Religion bags?