The soon to be launched Alfie Douglas collection of original, handmade leather bags and accessories is getting me very excited indeed. Visually simple yet stunning and ingenious in that the styles can be adapted and customised in their function, Alfie Douglas have created a wonderful line of reliable and sustainable accessories for AW13.
“(Alfie Douglas designs are) used by individuals with a strong sense of identity. Free and active. Confident and capable. Actively seeking new adventure. Cherishing and valuing their possessions, conscientious of their impact on the environment”.
Made in England, each design is made and finished by hand, with many being entirely hand stitched. Emphasis is on using the finest materials and on ethical and sustainable design, which, judging by these images from the lookbook, clearly shows. One aspect of this is the use of solid brass hardware plated to copper and nickel finishes to give a lasting shine. Another is use of the hand sewn saddle stitch for durability.
The styles for autumn winter remind me of a cross between Alexander Wang and Fleet Ilya – Alfie Douglas is a very sleek, minimal and contemporary look. Watch for their website launching soon. Click HERE for more details.