We're very excited to announce that Kipling has created a brand-new handbag range with Helena Christensen, the multi-talented model, photographer, designer, charity ambassador and full-time mum! She has lent her skills to everyone's favourite bag brand and they have created a stylish staple bag range, which will be launching on QVC on Sunday 15th September at 4pm.
Here, Helena tells us all about the range and working with Kipling…
What does the collection consist of?
A selection of weekend bags, shoulder bags and pouches. One series has lace imprint and is the more elegant version, another has a blown-up photograph I took printed on the outside and the last series is made of leather and inspired by old office and school bags.
I just wanted there to be a bag for any occasion, and was inspired by dusty colours for the photographic print bag. The leather series was inspired by those old square schoolbags that get all worn out and look more and more beautiful with time. The lace series was inspired by my old vintage lace dresses. I wanted to transfer that look onto a modern and versatile bag.
What do you look for in a bag?
Space! But nothing that looks too oversized, I like a bag that fits under your arm and still has enough space for even a weekend away. For evening wear I like a pouch that sits comfortably in your hand and fits just the most necessary for an evening out.
What was your favourite part about working with Kipling?
I have always travelled with Kipling suitcases so it was cool to be able to collaborate on designing a line of Kipling bags. It felt like it was my own personal bag line I was working on. Designing the bags was definitely the fun part. It's pretty awesome to be given the responsibility and honour of giving a product your own personal twist.
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