Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Coco Barclay inspiration

Every collection needs a starting point. Usually there are already ideas kicking around in sketchbooks, or partly made samples in the studio. Every designer uses new colours for their collection, as well as new shapes or types of bags. And then there is the essence, a much harder thing to define.
So, when we look forward to the next season, we are always looking at the colour forecasts and handbag news, but also thinking about growing the brand and continuing the essence.

One of the themes we like to play around with is that of vintage textiles.

Vintage scarf used as handbag bow

Vintage neck tie creates handbag strap

The art of ceramics often inspires new Coco Barclay designs. The beauty of vases and the intricate design inspired the jar bag and jar tote design.
The tea cup purse was inspired by the English love for all thing tea and has been a best seller!

The beauty of nature is also a great inspiration for the brand, especially flowers of any shape and form, each one so individual in shape and colour, like the handbag designs. 

There are so many wonderful ways to be inspired from exhibitions, to history, or even going for a walk in the city. Inspiration is everywhere, all we have to do is let it rise to the surface of our consciousness.
To see more Coco Barclay designs you can look here www.cocobarclay.com or visit our shop in Greenwich, London.


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