Sophie Hulme has been making waves on the British fashion scene since graduating and releasing her first collection back in 2007. Only five years on the London based designer now produces collections of wearable, yet luxury dresses, coats and jewellery. But it is her gorgeous totes that have us enamored here at StyleNest.
Available to buy from luxury fashion e-boutique, My-Wardrobe, the collection of totes represents Hulme’s affliction with menswear perfectly. Hard details such as brass buckles, corporate shades of navy, black and tan, as well as structured rectangular shapes suggest the collection should be very mannish. However, mixed with Hulme’s luxury soft leather fabrics, girlish charms (one of which is released each season to reflect the collection) and a knowledge of what women really want to wear – these totes somehow manage to be feminine and ladylike.
If it’s an investment piece you’re after either the Stamped Tote Bag (£620 available at My-Wardrobe.com) or the Leather Tote Bag (£535 available at My-Wardrobe.com) should be at the top of your spring wish list. The punctured tan leather of the Stamped bag makes this a tote that’ll take you from daytime Sports Luxe, to a more sophisticated evening look in an instant – just add heels and a blazer. The navy Leather Tote is a must for stylish working mums – roomy enough to fit in your laptop, your makeup bag and baby’s essentials; this smart investment bag will take the strain out of dressing chic yet practical every day.
Hulme isn’t one to conform to trends, but is certainly an advocate of wearability and what pieces will actually fit into women’s existing wardrobes. Her collections stay on just the right side of fashionable with subtle hints towards the season’s biggest trends. Take the Embroidered Bag (£370 available at My-Wardrobe.com) – slick and chic in classic navy, it’s embroidered with global inspired stitching making it a hit this season and for many more to come.
Shop the collection online at my-wardrobe.com. Prices start at £370.