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Anya Hindmarch Spring 2013

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Label: Anya Hindmarch

Need to know: The invitation for handbag designer Anya Hindmarch’s Spring ’13 presentation in London had more than a few editors wondering what was in store—it said, “Bottoms, Bags, and Beauty Spots.” When they arrived, they were treated to the cheeky show they had been promised, with the carousel filled with bags being the main attraction. One of our favorites, the Bathurst, came out of an expanding pompadour wig, and the Duke style, which features a clock face, sprung out of the wall as a cuckoo clock as the bags spun on the moving two-story house set. The designer herself appeared as the grand finale, playing the Wurlitzer organ while butterflies flew out into the audience. It was Pomp & Pleasure (the name of the collection), indeed. Watch the presentation in the video above.

She says: Hindmarch found inspiration in an old music box, a Wurlitzer organ, and a two-dimensional pop-up book. In handbag terms, that translated into bright prints of damask, moiré, Georgian illustrations and oil paintings, and ornate curtain tassels that were re-created in leather and guillocheé boxes, with shapes ranging from a satchel to cross-body bags.

Where to find it: Harrods, Harvey Nichols, and Anya Hindmarch stores.

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