Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren will soon have the accessories market in the bag — literally. Already known for fab shoes, the dynamic Viktor & Rolf duo is launching a collection of handbags this spring with Italian manufacturing company Gibò.
They worked closely together to create the inaugural collection, which boasts five styles in lacquered calf (patent leather), silk satin, lizard, textured kidskin and finely woven raffia. Each was named in the quirky style typical of the designers: Good Evening, Just A Moment, What's Up and I'm Fine.
"Viktor and Rolf named the bags themselves," said Gibò accessories director Marina Pizzuto. "They wanted the names to have a conversation." That they do.
The bags themselves, which come in black, white, brown and pink, each have varying signature Viktor & Rolf touches. What's Up, a rounded-frame piece, is stamped with the Viktor & Rolf seal. The I'm Fine drawstring bucket bag is pulled together by a chain linked with the designer's classic bows. One of the three evening styles, Just A Moment, is a framed number that snaps together with two metal "flowerbombs" from the designers' perfume.
The collection will wholesale from about $600 to $1,000. This is Gibò's first handbag collection since the firm bought Tuscany-based Frassinetti, a factory that has been working with Prada for more than 20 years. The designers have not yet decided whether the bags will appear on their spring runway.
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“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia