UAE, February 2017: For Spring Summer ‘17, Aspinal of London celebrates its relationship with the colourful UK capital, playfully exploring Aspinal classics whilst seeking inspiration from the residential rainbows hidden within London’s iconic and unique series of village communities.
Within London, the greatest and most cosmopolitan capital city in the world, there still exists a patchwork of charming “villages”, from Wimbledon to leafy Primrose Hill, hipster Hackney to Hampstead, Notting Hill to metropolitan Marylebone, and it is these characterful and creative areas, where the people of London live side by side, that prove the inspiration for the season’s rich and diverse collection. This Spring Summer’s colour palette is correspondingly summery, fresh and eternally elegant. Adding to the splash of pastels is a hint of sparkle, exotic prints and romantic orals, capturing the essence of London’s vibrant villages and the diversity of the Londoners who inhabit them.
A feeling of girlhood nostalgia is created with sugary shades and beautiful blooms, bringing a sweet freshness to the new season’s collection. Rediscover the Mini Marylebone in a selection of sugar candied colours, including blossom, misty blue, peppermint and peach, which reflect the prettiest palette of some of London’s multi-coloured streets on a summer morning.
Aspinal’s new collection is in support of young British designers. Romantic florals from the London boutique Beautiful Soul are incorporated onto a selection of Aspinal favourites. The playful Lottie, the classic Soho Pouch and the quirky Mini Trunk Clutch feature both a traditional blue and white blossom motif and a delightful hydrangea floral design, printed directly onto the leather. The theme continues in the form of floral embossed leather – rediscover the Regent and Essential Totes in these pretty shades of the season.
The collection develops with a hint of exoticism and new embossed nubuck mock croc leather in a beautifully subtle teal. This soft but robust leather can be found on new classics such as the Regent Tote and the Editor’s Tote and our popular Mount Street and A Tote styles for gentlemen.
The season introduces another new leather finish inspired by the texture of beautiful caviar – kaviar leather is luminescent in powerful peacock on the Essential Tote, or in candy colours across the collection. Meanwhile, Aspinal’s iconic sumptuous deep shine croc has been reinvigorated this season, heading back to basics with the ever popular Mini Trunk Clutch in jet black croc, and the Aspinal Classic Letterbox Saddle Bag in vintage tan croc.
Continuing to embrace the practical day-to-day needs, the business-like Dover Street and Editor’s Tote can be found in printed faux-python juxtaposed with smooth ivory leather, while the Lottie and Midi Marylebone Tote feature a playful dose of calf hair zebra print.
One cannot forget as all-important evening bags, which can be discovered in some sensational new textures and colourways. Become the ultimate London party girl with an iridescent lizard print Lottie, gleaming multi-coloured in the light.