Marchesa to Launch Handbags

Marchesa to Launch Handbags

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 by Wendy Lam


According to WWD, Marchesa is launching its first accessories collection for Spring 2010. The collection includes 28 clutches and evening cases featuring “draped box clutches with swathes of silk to echo one of Marchesa’s signature motifs, a soft rosette. There’s also a long black satin clutch with symmetrical silk pleating resembling a turban. The interiors of the bags have grosgrain ribbon detail evoking a corset. Key styles include a silver clutch with a profusion of beading and embroidery in an elongated oval shape and clutches with tassels. There are also exotic skins such as alligator, crocodile and lizard done in rich colors like aubergine and ochre. The bags will retail from $995 to $5,000 for an exotic skin. The handles are beaded and incorporate crystals, and every bag in the line is topped off with a hand-cut rock crystal. All the beading is done in India, but the bags are made by hand in New York.”

The handbags will debut at a presentation which takes place on September 16th at The Chelsea Art Museum in New York.

“We had never done accessories,” said co-founder and designer Georgina Chapman, who founded Marchesa with Keren Craig. “So we thought, ‘Let’s approach it the way we approach a dress.’”

Pretty bags and clutches!

More pics after the jump…





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