So we know it’s a little early to be talking Autumn/Winter 2015 when we’re barely out of spring but the Bertoni1949 AW15 collection is available for preview, and it’s gorgeous, so why not?
Founded in 1949, Bertoni is a luxury Italian brand specialising in hard luggage and leather goods. And everything is handmade in Italy.
The new collection, unveiled during Milan Fashion Week, is a fusion of contemporary and traditional shapes and materials. Expect everything from alligator and python to zebra-striped hair calf leather. The idea was to have a Women’s Collection that’s both feminine and forceful and to extend that into luggage and trunks.
There are six designs in the Women’s Collection.
The Doriana is made of burgundy studded alligator skin and has French calf leather for the top handle. It comes with a removable shoulder strap and is adorned by palladium personalised hardware.
The Mini Doriana has a wood leather exterior and lamb skin interior. It also comes with a removable shoulder strap and is adorned by palladium personalised hardware.
The Darcy zip tote is in degradè zebra hair and comes with a removable shoulder strap.
The classic Bertoncina is shaped like a mini hat box. It comes in French calf leather with a removable chain shoulder strap.
The Tracollina or the Edgy art python cross-body bag, has a shoulder chain strap and suede lining.
The small Pluto tote is made of French calf leather with side strapes and hanging pockets.