Handbags have been big news in fashion for nearly forever and are undoubtedly the must have accessory for any aspiring style icon. You’ve probably come across gorgeous pictures that give you a glimpse into various fashionistas’ handbags on blog sites across the web.
But what about those who design the bags that so many of us treasure and lust after? LCF News were intrigued to find out what our bag and accessories designers carry around with them. The peek we got into their world shows the creative lives they lead, and may also give you some inspiration for what type of bag should sit on your arm (or shoulders) next! Or maybe they’ll even get you ready to start sketching out your own dream bag…
April’s bag: the sophisticated backpack
2nd year BA (Hons) Cordwainers Fashion Bag and Accessories student April Huitong Mai made this super sleek rucksack in her first year on the course. It really shows that backpacks aren’t just for school kids any more, in fact, they’re for clued up fashion students who are already making a professional impression! Super soft black leather is contrasted with ecru hide and inside April carries all the tools of her trade: her sketchbook, essential leather crafting tools, notebooks and leather samples as well as the all important student ID and Oyster card.
Fashion blogger Heidi’s pattern happy tote
We love 1st year student Heidi Petitjean’s rainbow colour coordination. Who would have thought the inside of a bag could be so much fun! Heidi’s got her mini toolkit, rainbow felt tips for design thoughts on the go, and some seriously pop accessories: popcorn phone cover, burger lollipop and burger sunglasses. Heidi also told us that her plectrum collection is important to her – not only are they lucky charms but they’re her next piece of inspiration for a super rainbow box bag bejewelled with hundreds of them! Also, Heidi carries her business card to never miss an opportunity, linking to her very cool blog.
Max’s bag: natural textures