Aspinal of London’s London Fashion Week presentation of their AW17 collection at Claridge’s The Ballroom was a celebration of the golden age of theatre, re-exploring the Aspinal classics, while seeking new inspiration from perhaps the most elegant eras of London’s West End theatrical history.
Aspinal’s choice of fabrics are harmoniously plush, sumptuous and dramatic this season, with a colour palette for Autumn Winter featuring rich berry and scarlet red, navy, gold, blusher, grape, peacock, chanterelle, redwood and tan through to black and ivory. Aspinal return to a period of Britain’s incredible theatrical talent, dazzling performances, uplifting operetta and of course, the sparkling wit of Oscar Wilde. Also influenced by this bygone age of theatrical glamour and plush luxury, the distinctive velvet of vintage theatre seats are a strong influence, with Aspinal’s favourite bags popping up in opulent reds and chic blacks.
New bags for AW17 include:
New stars are heralded with the spectacular debut of the new Hepburn Bag, inspired by the Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn. This sophisticated bag has been designed to be timeless, modern and functional. Ever so versatile, The Hepburn comes in both small and large sizes. It’s a modern classic for Autumn Winter17. The minimal design also boasts an optional cross body strap, with internal pockets to give you the freedom to recharge your tech gadgets on the go.
New for AW17, this elegant bag takes centre stage with its simple design and three pocket compartments; it truly embodies versatility, making it this season’s new star. Taking you from day to night, the Editor’s Clutch features a sleek and detachable cross body strap.
We then shine the spotlight on the all-new Chelsea Bag. It oozes vintage glamour with its chain strap and two compartments, available in deep shine black, red and navy croc.
More icons are discovered with the Islington Rucksack, available in chic black pebble, this relaxed and stylish carry-all is an essential packed full of luxury attitude.
Micro Mini Bags
Taking the collection to the next act, proving the best things really do come in small packages and that variety is the spice of life, the Lottie and Marylebone are now available in micro sizes, delivering maximum style to these miniaturised versions
Aspinal x Hand & Lock Collaboration
Aspinal of London has partnered with fellow heritage brand Hand & Lock to celebrate 250 Years of Embroidery. Refashioning one of our classic icons, the Mayfair Bag, known for its timeless take on a vintage style, we have added a delicate poppy and butterfly motif. The perfect addition to the Aspinal of London archive, the Poppy Mayfair Bag evokes memories of summers gone by, playing homage to British artistry and culture. This unique bag is currently on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum and will be auctioned at Sotheby’s to raise money for Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QUEST).
The quintessential British luxury lifestyle brand, Aspinal of London creates covetable contemporary classics for women and men. Their polished and practical accessories collections include women’s and men’s bags, luggage, leather accessories and silk scarves making Aspinal the go to gift emporium for personalised gifts for all the family and any occasion.
Aspinal of London has seven stand-alone stores in London as well as concessions in Harrods and Selfridges and numerous other outlets around the country and all its gifts come beautifully packaged and can be delivered next day in most countries worldwide.