Thread: Rafe Launches New Bag Collection
August 3rd, 2011, 02:28 PM #1
Rafe Launches New Bag Collection
The line is due out this Spring and will retail between $195 and $450, and will be reminiscent of the designs from Rafe's other famous namesake handbag line, Rafe New York, which he launched in 1997. Rafe Totengco also helped develop Nine West’s handbag collection last year.
Staying true to his style, Totengco’s collection will incorporate a mix of materials such as Italian leather, straw, linen combined with snake, ikat and tribal prints, woven leather and braided details. The bags will also incorporate an abaca fabric from the designer’s native Philippines called tinalak, which is handwoven by the Tiboli tribe.
Comprised of about 15 styles, the line includes hand-embroidered clutches and mother-of-pearl, snake and wood minaudières crafted in the Philippines. Giving a nod to his youth spent growing up in the tropics, Totengco uses a vibrant color palette that includes coral, orange and indigo blue.
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