Thursday, September 25, 2014

Last and Final - Renata in Putty

That is the thing with the rescued leather - you find it, you love it, and then it is all used up. 

Putty, the unfinished, velvety and bare upholstery find was one of those. Quite a number of our shoppers walked away with a version of this bag - Renata in Putty. It has been one of your favourites of the past couple of seasons.

I am curious where will the last and final one of its finish will end up...

And then, just like many a time, after discovering a true 'hit' finish, we move onto more searching/ sourcing/ rescuing in hopes to find more things we - and you - will love..

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Posted by Jolanta

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fall Winter 2014 “Ahto” Collection reveal

With the Fall season beautifully setting in here, in the Pacific North West, it is time to show off our full Fall/ Winter 2014 Ahto Collection.

Collection marks 8 years since the designer Jolanta Va, arrived in Canada and eventually decided to settle (title “Ahto”, means Middle Dutch for Eight).
It portrays Bohemia, Returning to Basics, through humble, timeless shapes and minimalist aesthetics, representing renewal and clean slate. The designer re-imagined simplicity through a vagabond’s perspective, inspired by her quest to find a place she belongs.
Ahto features a selection of 5 new handbag styles, built of leather, including BC grown/ tanned bison and elk, giving it a Canadian edge; as well as recycled vintage garment and upholstery.
Here are the designs:
Pouchey - a slouchy bucket cross-body, which converts to a tote;
Festivalette - a small, sleek cross-body or waist bag;
Dreamer - Lightweight cross-body or shoulder bag with our signature pleat detail. Mostly OOAK.
Bastra - large, cushion shaped cross-body, built from BC sourced and tanned Bison leather.
Bastra Tote - large Bison leather tote, that switches to a cross-body. Limited run piece.
here we are - all 5 new designs. These, and our Permanent styles, along with those from the previous collections, are now online at the Webshop.

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Posted by Jolanta