Asprey Autumn Winter 2014 Handbag Collection by Katie Hillier
Asprey Autumn Winter 2014 Handbag Collection by Katie Hillier. Asprey is pleased to present the Autumn Winter Collection designed by Katie Hillier and Asprey’s in-house design team. The collaborative collection is the fifth season designed with Hillier for Asprey.
The handbags are realized in luxurious skins and unique finishes with couture details including the hand woven blanket featured on The Wiltshire design. The blanket, produced from wool, includes only natural yarn taken from a flock of sheep sourced from a remote part of Scotland. The blanket is then quilted with the signature Asprey crocodile pattern. In a nod to Asprey’s vast design archive, The Darcy Square in suede features the Asprey archive lattice pattern applied in bilberry velvet.
This season Asprey introduces the new Paley and Boxer designs: versatile and tactile silhouettes which beautifully portray Asprey’s timeless appeal, coupled with a very modern spirit.
‘The concept of glamour and modernity play a part in the new silhouettes. The Paley, elegant and timeless, sharp and chic: The Boxer, effortlessly cool, soft and sensual and finally The Matchbox, an object of desire and beauty, yet simple and modern in its line’. Katie Hillier
For this season’s fall color palette, Hillier was inspired by the unearthed transparencies from Erwin Blumenfeld’s Studio which had faded and needed to be reconstructed; resulting in colors that are rich yet subdued. The shades include; bilberry, cherry, sage and macassar with surprising flashes of sharp bright linings to finish the bags.
Each handbag is also complete with Asprey’s innovative and practical handbag cushion developed in kid suede and designed to maintain the perfect contours of the handbag, formed specifically for each style and color matched to the interior.
The Fall Collection also includes the existing silhouettes of The Darcy Square, Morgan Mini, 1781 32cm, 167, Darcy, 167 Mini, 1781 Mini and Cigarette Clutch all updated with the fall color palette.