DSC_0822Leather, velvet rose cut-outs and lips, lips everywhere – This couldn’t be any other collection than Lulu Guinness! The designer presented her new luxury handbag collection for autumn winter 2015 in one of the rooms at the Sanderson Hotel in Central London. Instead looking into the future, Lulu Guinness looked back to her childhood – Inspired by old photographs taken on her Polaroid camera that she used constantly as a little girl and capturing all the beauty around her. Wanting to rediscover this sense of her childhood exploration and find beauty in the everyday life, she has put herself in the past once again to find new inspiration and that’s how the autumn winter collection was born.

It’s no surprise that the signature Lulu Guinness print for the next season is developed from a photograph, that the designer herself took from the paint splattered on the studio floor. Transforming it into a textural graphic that has been developed  onto different fabrics and textures such as grainy leather, clear vinyl and satin with velvet petal applique. “Life is a bed of roses but beware of the thorns” was the motto that inspired part of the collection, and that motto can also be found stitched up inside of the Thorn Chloe Clutch! How fabulous is that idea? It makes a handbag that much more personal and unique without overpowering the original design of the handbag. As Lulu Guinness has always aimed to show humorous side with an unexpected twist the AW15 collection is full of the traditional different shades of reds and blacks with gold hardware. Giving the collection the darker and edgier feel to the sculptural designs.

And of course it wouldn’t be a Lulu Guinness collection without some sort of lips, reinventing the traditional lip graphic for AW15 in different aspects of the bags from from the traditional shaped form lips clutch to the small clasp of the shape of the lips! Aren’t the smallest touches the best? I can’t wait for this collection to be in stores. A little handbag never hurt nobody.

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Lips Clutch

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Torn Chloe Clutch

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Tape Face Glitter Grace

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Tape Face May

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Floor Print Med Daphne

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Damson Edie Briefcase 

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Red May 

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Tape Face Backpack

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