This collection is dedicated to the 'Box Pleat'. Historically used in the Scottish Kilt; a traditional skirt worn by men and boys of various tribes and clans in Scotland, dating back to the late 16th Century. Each piece incorporates box pleats or darts (featured on the 'sporran' - pouch/pocket on front of kilt) as a stylistic and also functional feature. Function to create the expansion of each bag as each pleat open up, the user gains more accessibility. All pieces are handmade in my North London studio.
This piece is directly inspired by the kilts vertical box pleats for increased capacity and flexibility. Hand made to order with a choice of lining super wax African textiles. This small tote is practical and spacious. The lining also incorporates box pleats, vertical inside zip pocket and a large open pocket.
Delivered in a branded organic dust bag.
H: 20cm / 8"
W: 28cm / 11"
D: 8cm / 3"
Outer: Black full grain Italian 'Atlas Leather, Navy Blue Nubuck suede.
Lining: African printed textile; Opulent Java Embroidery 10503 OR 'Blue Aztec' Real wax Hollandais Delux No.21819 (see pics). Gun metal grey fittings and buckles, leather handle and adjustable cross body strap.