Exotic skins are de rigueur these days, especially when it comes to accessories. They have totally gone from boring and old fashioned to cool and covetable thanks to a host of designers who are getting creative with finishes, colours and even shapes.
The latest collection to catch our eye is courtesy of New York based designer Phillip Lim, who has created a limited edition run exclusively for Blitz at Lane Crawford. It’s a first for the designer, who is known more for his cool and understated ready-to-wear. The bags however still embody a modern vibe that will definitely appeal to fashionistas (style icon Caroline Issa was already spotted wearing one at Paris Fashion Week).
There are three styles on offer, all modelled on best-selling shapes from his regular collection. The difference of course is in the material – an uber luxe American crocodile skin, in two very “fashion” colours: a cool jade green or essential black.
The most useful is the 3.1 Minute Bag, a roomy pouch that can be used for everything. For a more structured look try the Wednesday satchel, which is probably the most timeless and classic shape in the lineup. My favourite however is the Ryder crossbody satchel, which comes with an adjustable shoulder strap. It’s perfect for a chic day out shopping!
3.1 Minute Bag
The Blitz x 3.1 Phillip Lim Exotic City handbag collection is available exclusively at www.lanecrawford.com