NEW YORK — Elie Tahari’s T Tahari label is adding handbags and small leather goods to its contemporary and ready-to-wear portfolio in an attempt to gain lifestyle-brand status.
In partnership with licensee Envisage Group, the fall collection will hit stores this month, and will include shoulder bags, totes, hobos, clutches and wallets, with refined styling. This translates to a product that incorporates sculpted and textured materials found around the world, including Italy, Brazil and Asia. The collection, which is inspired by Tahari’s 2012 rtw line, which made its debut in February, mixes different leathers, Italian snake prints and custom hardware with rich hues of navy, plum and deep Tuscan red.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"