|Sarah Forsyth clutch Bag|
|Right on trend for S/S 2013 these modern, bright and stylish colour block bags would compliment any Summer suit or dress.|
Nearing the far end of Kings Street, Chelsea, sits an intimate retail space. Pristine white walls and perfectly polished finishes make for a sublime backdrop upon which the exquisite fine leathers and exotic skins of independent UK designer Sarah Forsyth's, Spring Summer 2013 handbag collection were showcased to an array of guests, invited to preview the designs on Wednesday the 17th October.
The store which opened last month, proudly hosts a beautiful and striking collection of accessories ranging from both evening and day bags in Lizard, Calves Leather and Lambskin, Vintage inspired purses, patchwork Water Snake clutches, Python skin belts and iPad cases that adorn a carefully restored vintage side table, scattered with candles and issues of Vogue, while studded and fringed mini bags in tones of camel and shade of black, a perfect purchase for the summer festival season lure you toward the back of the shop, whilst the brilliant green and Petrel blue feathered clutch beckons a passer by from the front window.
The collection is not one for the colour shy, with bolts of electric blue, turquoise, pink and vibrant oranges, juxtaposing metallics and of course, natural skins, but its beautiful play with textiles and textures make it one to buy into, with the idea coming from making the line, previously known as Safor, which launched in 2007, more accessible. The successful attempt at broadening the market demographic is achieved without loss of Sarah's signature direction of simplicity, beauty and versatility.
It is also worth noting that, every, skin used in Sarah Forsyth's collection of handbags and accoutrements is sourced through CITES, the Convention on International Trade and Endangered Species which ensures they are sustainably curated and ethically sourced. An ideology which today is as important in the eyes of the consumer, as the designer, who's aim is to be 'environmentally aware and sustainable in every aspect of operations from design to delivery'.
The label is available online at www.safor.co.uk, and also promises a Bespoke service. Appointment only. Naturally. 'Where those who demand exclusivity, can have their treasured possession handcrafted' by one of their Italian craftsman and boasts the elusive, white coloured Python bag, priced at £1200. The bag has been pictured on the arm of Made in Chelsea star, Millie Mackintosh, whom also attended the store's launch, along with fellow cast member and blogger Rosie Fortescue, amongst others.
Thank you to Rachel Anderson one of Fashiontent's guest writers for attending and reviewing this great Sarah Forsyth collection. I love the black clutch bag with the gold buckle....classic styling for the coming Winter Party season...
Photos Rachel Anderson - pls credit