Material: Black cowhide and weaved leather
Hardware: Adjustable removable shoulder strap, zipper closures, blue English drilled cotton lining, interior zip pocket,
1 back exterior pockets
Dimensions: 39 x 33 x 10cm
Color: black skin and blue lining.
Handmade in England.
About Designer: Kolin & William, a company with a focus on beautiful execution, heritage design, uncompromising quality of materials, and British workmanship. Each bag is handmade by craftsmen in workshops tucked away in the mews of London’s East End.
Drinking at a bar one night in 2011, a Londoner in New York looked up to find he’d come across a familiar, friendly face. Across time and far-flung paths that had led them to different continents, at that moment, two friends were reunited.
Kolin and William never set out to become creators of fine handmade bags, but they definitely share a passion for them. So in a downtown Manhattan bar, together, they sketched designs inspired by favorite things and favourite bags they’d seen working and living in London and traveling the world over. When they got home, they sought out the best workshops in England to make them. And so Kolin and William was born.
Kolin’s playful approach and impeccable originality help inform the basis of the Kolin and William aesthetic. He is the proud owner of a wicked taste for colour which will help set the mood for Kolin and William collections to come. His collection of fine shoes and bags has been handpicked with a well-heeled eye. And his bold, yet classical style compliments perfectly the fact he wears London on his sleeve while exhibiting plumy shades of purple on his ankles.
And so it all began while training at the London College of Fashion, the spring board for a long and winding career working as designer for Alexander McQueen, Preen,and Nicola Formichetti amongst many others, before embarking on an adventure working as a designer abroad in places like New York for Armani.
William has a love of mid-century furniture and sits on a Charles Eames chair at his Danish desk while sketching designs in his London apartment by night, his office drafting contracts in the City by day.
He seeks a sense of fun in his style teamed with fine workmanship in his clothes. It means his shirts are made in Italy and his shoes are made in England. His ties are bright and his jackets sharp. His bags are well cut and proportioned and perfectly made. It is this taste for the good stuff, which you will see in each Kolin and William to come out of our workshop.
Together they believe in the principles of fine workmanship and profound quality over mindless quantity and greed. Working on Kolin and William they have created a collection made with enduringly beautiful materials, and that show proudly Kolin’s originality and William’s obsession with quality in every English work-shop stitch.