A Celebration of 250 years of Fashion and Embroidery
‘The Embellished Handbag: A Celebration of 250 years of Fashion and Embroidery’ showcases Hand & Lock’s collaborations with a selection of internationally renowned luxury accessory companies which feature an array of one of a kind, uniquely embellished handbags.
The private unveiling of the thirteen piece collection was held at the Victoria and Albert museum in London on February 1st 2017. The collaboration showcases the fusion of the renowned Hand & Lock embroidery with thirteen different brand aesthetics. Drawing inspiration from a variety of avenues, each of the thirteen brands is bringing to life a visual identity with roots in their brand history. Brands involved in the project include French brand Agnes B, Alfie Douglas, Aspinal, Asprey, BVS Design, Globe Trotter, House of Holland, American brand Jill Haber, Lost Property of London, Lulu Guinness, Patrick Cox, The Cambridge Satchel Company and Vivienne Westwood.
After embarking on a world tour, the embellished handbags will be auctioned at Grosvenor House by world renowned auction house Sotheby’s where proceeds will go to the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) and the Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery.
“The Embellished Handbag” will feature in our London Exhibition as part of our 250th anniversary celebrations. For your opportunity to see the handbags, purchase tickets to our London Exhibition at the Bishopsgate Institute here