London- based, British born designer Kirsty Ward and fellow British designer, Sarah Williams of Williams Handmade has collaborated for a most inventive, AW13 collection. 

Whilst Kirsty’s brand aesthetic celebrates unconventional structures, bold cuts, defined form and the most powerful of embellishments; Williams Handmade is renowned for it’s utilisation of historic regional craftsmanship, which celebrates traditional British heritage while illustrating the need for a greater appreciation of cultural diversity and preservation of local and regional differences – an element personified through innovative, original designs.

Through their joint work, the duo have produced a capsule range consisting of four bag styles, each featuring detachable and interchangeable straps. The designs include a structured rucksack and three satchel varieties, showcased through a palette of rose pink, turquoise and grey. The fusion of traditional style and craftsmanship, twinned with quirky, bold signature embellishments provides wearable bags, whilst illustrating a conceptual amalgamation of two innovative brand aesthetics.

By Brooke McCord (@BrookeMcCord)
Images by Alexander Jordan, from Twin Factory

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