Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Handbag Humpday, Reed Krakoff Art Boxer Bag: PAMELA PEKERMAN

When Reed Krakoff launched his eponymous line in Spring 2010, I was delighted to soak up his personal aesthetic. Having been a fan of his work at Coach, where Krakoff still serves a Creative Director, it was wonderful to get 100% RK without the burden of an iconic brand between him and his consumer. While, his collection encompasses accessories and ready-to-wear, I’m particularly drawn to his handbags, more specifically the Boxer (even more specific for the current season, the Art Boxer). Crafted in a dizzying combination of materials, the sophisticated satchel is certain to become a staple silhouette for the brand. The juxtaposed of canvas, snake, and matte and shiny leather works and draws you in for another look, like a dazzling kaleidoscope. At $1,390 the price might make you dizzy too, but I strongly feel this is worth the investment. The Art Boxer bag by Reed Krakoff will endure over time. Just make sure to protect the canvas – keep it off the ground with the help of a Clipa, stuff it with a Pursendipity ring when not in use, and place in a dust bag.

If you have some time, take a look at the entire website. I love all the personal insight into the designer, his inspiration board and the various architects and artists that influence his authentic. Here’s to the next great American luxury designer. (In case you are wondering, it’s 1pm and I’m casually drinking – Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, if you must know!)

Accessorizing your body, bedroom & beyond!
Pamela Pekerman

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