A Celebration of 250 years of Fashion and Embroidery; Hand & Lock’s collaborations with a selection of internationally renowned luxury accessory companies to produce one of a kind, uniquely embellished handbags.
The private unveiling of the thirteen-piece collection was held at the Victoria and Albert museum in London on February 1st 2017. The collaboration showcases the fusion of the renowned Hand & Lock embroidery with thirteen different brand aesthetics. Drawing inspiration from a variety of avenues, each of the thirteen brands is bringing to life a visual identity with roots in their brand history. Hand & Lock partnered with designers including Vivienne Westwood, Patrick Cox, Lulu Guinness as well as brands such as Aspinal of London, Asprey, House of Holland and Agnes B to create 13 bags that reflect the long heritage of Hand & Lock as well as the design ethos of each respective brand. The bags will be auctioned by Sotheby’s later in the year to raise funds for QEST and the H&L Prize for Embroidery; two British charities supporting emerging designers and craftspeople.