Bags of style! Helena Christensen and Kipling collaborate
Dutch brand Kipling is 25 this year, and we celebrated in East London’s Beach Blanket Babylon last night with the launch of a stunning collaboration with Danish supermodel and photographer Helena Christensen. Vodka Shoreditch cocktails topped with passion fruit, champagne and canapés were in every hand, while retro cool sounds were spun by DJs Tabitha from Queens of Noize and Lou from New Young Pony Club, ensuring the party was in full swing for the arrival of the host.
Henry Conway and face of Calvin Klein Arran Sly were seen dancing alongside the lucky few, avoiding the crowd at the back, who couldn’t help but try on their favourite bag for size. The black leather and tan handled model seems to have been the firm favourite, justified later when we got the chance to chat to Helena and she confirmed that this was her favourite too!
Helena’s own photos inspired and feature in this range of desirable bags that will hit the stores just in time for A/W 2013. Wearable daytime totes skilfully combine muted tones of grey, black, nude, tomato and raspberry, and boast contrasting handles for that designer touch. Leather, canvas and Kipling’s signature fabric topped off with heavy metallic Kipling tags make each piece tactile, textured and practical. With pockets galore, and being light-weight from the start, Helena’s range provides the perfect accessory to take you from day to evening next winter.
A stunning macro rose print clutch, modelled by Helena herself, is the stand-out evening piece of the range and would slot perfectly inside one of the day bags for when you have to head straight out to party! This collection really does have something for everyone, so join the queue (behind us!) and we’ll see you outside a Kipling store in September!
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