Earlier this week we were delighted to begin our day in handbag heaven at the ela Handbag preview for fall winter. The offerings for cooler temperatures were all about the balance between masculine and feminine, titled rather fittingly the Romance Collection. On the masculine side, elegant camouflage leather combining all the colours of the collection into one design, looked particularly bad ass on the tiger editors clutch, the Scandi drawstring bucket bag, and their new soul mate clutch and bag. Gorgeous marble laser printed leather bridged the gap between the masculine side of the collection and the feminine, inspired by the old world romance co-founders Ela and Martin’s found on a fabulous trip to Seville, Spain where they stayed at the 18th century Alma Hotel. With their signature stars, pyramids, and tiger designs stamped onto the marbled leather, it gave the look of a beautiful chiselled carving while still being soft subtle leather to the touch.
Over on the feminine side of the Romance Collection the new soul mate silhouettes have been made in a muted dusty rose colour called koala, as well as a more vibrant raspberry colour. A new care free clasp has been added across the collection as well showing growth from their original fold over closure the M.I.L.C.K. has been so iconic for. The tiger editors clutch was featured in a deeper raspberry colour with a playful little pearl nose ring and a claim loop handle in place of leather. We loved how the black tiger editors bag had the noes ring, in silver this time around, with a matching earring.
Flip through out photo of lea’s Romance Collection below and watch out for them in stores this summer!