PARIS — Hugo Matha is growing his footprint.
The women’s accessories designer, best known for his innovative use of materials including thousand-year-old wetland oak and laser-cut slate stone, is launching a men’s line for fall.
The collection includes an array of handsome and practical styles, including envelope document holders in slate, travel carryalls and clutches as well as strap bags made from bulky calfskin harking back at retro doctor’s cases.
“I couldn’t find any accessories for men that were a little different, without any hardware details for instance, which is why I felt like designing my own,” Matha told WWD. “I also wanted to play with the materials and adapt them to fit the men’s universe, which explains the use of tougher, more robust leather. But above all, I wanted to offer a complete accessories collection.”
All pieces are hand-finished. While the leather items are vegetable-tanned and come in black, pine-green or cognac, the slate numbers boast unique marble and limestone hues.
The full line will be available from fall at Colette in Paris and I.T in Hong Kong at retail prices ranging between 260 euros, or $283, and 900 euros, or $978.