On Friday 17th April 2015 we had the pleasure of being invited for a special press day to view the A/W 15 collection by luxury leather handbag designer Jas MB London.
The press event was hosted at the super trendy fashion boutique Wolf & Badger in Dover Street, London. We decamped ourselves from LadyLoves HQ for the day onto the train to London, something we always love doing! Pens, pads and iPhones at the ready we brainstormed our way to London, before a quick tube journey (and a not so quick stop off at the neighbouring Victoria Beckham flagship store).
Arriving at the Wolf & Badger store we were immediately impressed with the window display which had been especially created by the designer Jas featuring colour coordinated clothing from the boutique’s other featured designers to compliment the hand painted, one-off and limited edition leather handbags by JasMB. The zingy yellow really caught our eye and we couldn’t wait to get inside and see more!
We were warmly greeted by the designer as well as enthusiastic brand manager Mel and the gorgeous Debs Boston (Simpson Boston PR & Diary of an Honest Woman), before being offered a glass of bubbly and a delicious mini cupcake in flavours such as Key Lime Pie and Salted Carmel by cult bakery Kooky Bakes. Then it was straight into the collection which we couldn’t resist – we were chomping at the bit to pick up as soon as we walked in.
After hearing about the inspiration for the collection (90’s iridescent fabrics and beautiful warm textures) Jas explained that every piece was also customisable to the individuals taste. This is something we alway love hearing, and because the brand manufacture all of their leather handbags in their London design studio, it gives them a competitive edge and makes it such an enjoyable process to co-design your bag with them. Jas also explained that the iridescent fabrics had been created by applying a special film to the leather, meaning the bags maintained their luxury.
For AW 15 we saw ponyskin and sumptuous burgundys, icy greys and Khaki greens as well as leather in iridescent, black, tan brown and khaki. Not to mention, fluffy Ivory and black goatskin & shearling which all featured heavily. These were all juxtaposed with the iridescent trims, and the classic Jas MB London branding embossed into the buttery soft leather.
For me, I couldn’t take my eyes of 2 bags in particular. The burgundy ponyskin ‘Space Handle’ with a green shimmer iridescent trim was my ultimate favourite. This was the perfect bag for me as it worked for both smart and casual. I could totally see myself taking this to important meetings as well as to the coffee shop at the park at the weekend with my children. I loved its multi-functionality as well as the fact I know it would create total bag envy where ever it went! I also loved the little clasp design feature.
My second favorite was the Khaki leather with Ivory Shearling ‘Move On’. I loved how great this looked with the post box red heels I was wearing and the long straps mean it would be great handbag on school runs as well.
I also fell in love with the Ivory goatskin pouch bag ‘B Mini’ which I think looked totally cute and I could just imagine with a great pair of skinny jeans, boots and slouchy jumper come autumn.
My final mention goes to the black clutch bag ‘Brief handle’ which has a zip at the top, making it easy to get in and out of and was the perfect day to evening bag for this reason.
For me, I love texture. I am head over heels with pony and goatskin which was why the ‘Handle Eve’ bag caught my eye. Such a simple yet eye-catching design this would be my ideal day bag. I love the contrast of the fluffy goatskin against the black leather trims. It really is so soft to touch, and it goes rather well with my outfit, don’t you think?
A long-lasting staple, a must have for your all year round wardrobe.
I fell in love with the style of the goatskin that it made perfect sense to have an alternative, behold the ‘Handle Day’ bag in gorgeous khaki pony skin contrasted against the luxurious leather. This would be the perfect accessory with denim skinny jeans and a leather jacket. SS15 is all about mixing textures. Something I have done for as long as I can remember, it adds so much depth to your outfit.
The following bag, the ‘Brief Clutch’ is one that I need to have. A ball of Goatskin, fluffy and amazing, this bag could lend itself as a rather comfortable travel pillow! As well as being spacious inside this is a dream to hold. It has a leather wrist strap to the side for ease of carrying. This has got to be the best clutch to go with your LBD!
Having spent the afternoon playing dress up, chatting with the other fashion press including two editors from Elle Japan and Fashion One TV, and having planned our break-in to the JasMB studio we sadly departed back to Brighton but not before receiving a gorgeous goody bag from the designer and his team, which were stacked full of goodies including luxury socks, sweeties a leather card purse, perfume and of course the bag itself, which was a luxury tote bag with a large leather pocket embossed with the JasMB logo, we decided that JasMB really do make good goody bags!
See more photos of the collection below.
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