Bag to the board

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  • Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013

The Duchess – can you spot the bag?

This season, old-fashioned board games are given a new lease of life on handbags.

JUST the other day, someone remarked that kids are so busy at school that they don’t have time to take the stuff out of the cupboard and dust off the old board games to play.

What’s that? Run that by me again, you say? Yes, board games, a somewhat dying trend and probably more apparent in their modernised version on the computer screen.

In fact, if kids are not busy playing Angry Birds or Candy Crush, they would rather text, Twitter or Facebook, rather than go through the slow motion of actually moving game pieces.

Well, modern technology may have taken over children’s childhood games, but it certainly is not about to rob us of good memories spent actually exchanging conversations, and playing such simple yet ingenious games.

Duke backgammon sorbet clutch

All these are reflected in Anya Hindmarch’s latest Autumn Winter Collection 2013, which was inspired by the influences of play, the graphic nature of board games and the cascades of many shades of one colour. From eye twisters on totes and clutches, to backgammon boards and domino patterns, catch them either full on or as hints of a former life on the gorgeous bags.

The palette ranges from medium grey, burgundy, red, dark holly to navy, brightened up with pops of white, sorbet, pink, light blue gold and pewter.

Her trademark tassel is still apparent in the creations, reworked in oversized fashion and presented as colourful accessories.

“This collection was inspired by the clean graphics and colour combinations of board games. I have worked with leather inlay techniques and used a combination of French goatskin, calf, shagreen and butter soft skins. I also played with the art of tassel-making for a modern take on last season’s 18th century tassel,” said Anya Hindmarch in the press release.

Structured styles and lines, reminiscent of a square concise board, are seen in the Albion, where there is no need for stitch lines. Comprising three styles, this comes with top handle, hobo and an oversized clutch in subdued colours as well as versatile and chic shades of burgundy, grey and black capra leather. Natural python lends an edge to a simple clutch bag.

The Duchess – can you spot the bag?

In the Bathurst, both solid and dual colours are used to create a nolstagic yet modern design to be worn crossbody with a contrast colour strap. Tassels complete the look.

A true Anya Hindmarch classic has been reinvented, and the cascade of greens, reds and greys with a three-tier tassel mark the new Belvedere.

Tassels can be used individually or stacked together, and initials can be added for a personal touch.

The board game theme is even more apparent in the evening clutches in which domino and backgammon designs pretty up the Duke & Duchess range.

To celebrate its 10th anniversary in Malaysia, Anya Hindmarch also has a limited edition Valorie Glitter clutch which comes in a large size with a personalised handwritten message from Anya embossed on the inside.

Available in two colours – pale gold and multicolour glitter – the timeless and iconic Valorie is fastened with an enamel twist lock featuring the discreet AH bow and it is lined in soft suede with a pouch pocket for all essentials.

The limited edition Valorie Glitter is retailed at RM3,300.

 > The AW collection and the limited edition clutch are available at the Anya Hindmarch flagship store at Suria KLCC.

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