A return to striking form marks the latest season
for iconic accessories designer Tonya Hawkes.
The collection – as ever – features an eclectic array of shapes and forms, inspired by a wildly diverse set of design references.
From the 20’s Deco-inspired baguettes - reminiscent of vintage Cartier jewellery - to the Lucite plate detailing - inspired by ancient Japanese armour - and the vintage Scandinavian design references among others, the range takes a journey through time and style, arriving at this eye-catching and visionary new season collection.
The palette too feels fresh and diverse – with an aesthetic reminiscent of 1930s Italian Deco design and vintage Bauhaus sensibilities.
The collection’s backdrop of exotic skins – such as ostrich, Nappa, lacquered calf skin and matte snakeskin - plus textured features, such as suede ruffles, laser cut lattice, acetate detailing and hand-finished tassels - all lend the bags the right balance between ornamental embellishment and collage-style minimalism. Made from a mix of the exotic and the sculptural, the materials are sourced from the finest tanneries and suppliers, and largely finished in Italy by specialist artisans.
Each piece is a labour of love and a testament to Hawkes’ singular design vision: each one a true collectible in its own right.