The operative word for the debut HADJIO collection of men’s bags is “versatility.” London based designer Larissa Hadjio first attracted the attention of publications such as Dazed Digital, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and the Telegraph with her eponymous line of handcrafted, highly original women’s bags back in 2010, but this latest output proves the Central St. Martins graduate is equally adroit when it comes to male-friendly bag design. Debuting for spring/summer ‘12, HADJIO embraces a classic minimalist aesthetic that’s intended to serve myriad functions—from a love of the wilderness to London living to an aesthetic of functional simplicity.
Following in the footsteps of her feminine Nappa leather and Tilapia skin creations, which were inspired by underwater creatures and constructed through a unique 3D pattern making technique, Hadjio is once again incorporating a unique combination of inspirations and techniques to create stylish and utilitarian accessories. The debut HADJIO collection consists of dual functioning bags that are meant to be used as both traditional totes as well as rucksacks. Each bag is handcrafted from durable canvas and the highest quality leather, and is treated with Nikwax, an environmentally friendly product for fabric and leather protection. The bags’ richly monochromatic canvas hues as well as Hadjio’s overall design restraint contribute to the line’s distinct elegance and sense of classic simplicity.
The Dalston Tasche, a well-sized tote featuring a drawstring element, is an ideal accessory for the office or any outdoor excursion. The Schwaben Tasche, an oversized tote and modern update on a traditional South German hunting bag, is perfect for travel or days when you simply need to carry more. Such innovative versatility is complemented by the line’s aesthetic ability to create strong and positive fashion statements as a unique accessories accessories.