SPRING SUMMER 2021
Come with us and look forward to taking in some fresh air, filling your lungs with oxygen, rolling in the grass and even pitching a tent.
Pack up a backpack. The leather, hemp and waxed cotton bags in our SS21 collection are created from materials chosen for their lasting beauty and function. New styles, colourways and sustainable thinking shape the collection, with the outdoors always in mind.
Hemp is no longer relegated to the porridge-coloured gap year travellers, but its soft and linen-like qualities are now exploited to produce shapes that relax out of their boxy geometric construction. Minimal and very simple veg tanned leather is used to give essential strength at the stress points, handles and closures. Metalwork is reduced to a minimum and quietness becomes a feature. There are two new totes, one oversized, the other doubling as a bucket bag. On each, the lining colours climb out from the inside and onto the handles, whilst another colour binds the internal seams. Robust, stylish and easy on the environment thanks to the sustainable credentials of hemp.
Lightweight nylon bags in lively colours, featuring reflective strips for night visibility. The proofed fabrics and zips make them as good for hiking, cycling, school or work and inside there are pockets for laptops, cables sandwiches and tent pegs. No leather is used – so vegans breathe out.
“I TRIED TO APPLY THE SAME RULES OF REMOVING THE UNNECESSARY AND KEEPING THE FUNCTION.”
ALISON LLOYD, FOUNDER.
This classic, black travel group has the urban cyclist in mind. The light-weight and highly presentable bags will take you from home to work to meeting to the gym to dinner and back again. There are spaces for all the tech necessities, and to keep you safe there are reflective strips for night visibility. Leather handles are the finishing touch in Italian bridle leather.
Our Waxed Cotton story is synonymous with Ally Capellino. From the original idea of a soft satchel for men in 2004, the range has grown into an iconic staple, with flagship pieces being our functional backpacks. With a cult-like following of both men and women (as well as their parents and children), the collection has been loved and treasured over the years. The colours of the season extend our campsite story with a safari inspired beige and a Baden-Powell verdigris green.
“FRANK IS OUR LONGEST SERVING WAXY STYLE AND THE LIST OF FRANKOPHILES ISLONG AND FAITHFUL.”
The tactile veg tanned leathers in this group are from a Tuscan tannery whose methods are ancient, but impact on the environment kept to a minimum, with water conservation and chemical use strictly controlled. The hides are from northern Europe where animal welfare is paramount. Classic shapes in our Calvert collection are refreshed from season to season, with our hero pieces being the Hoy backpacks and Leila crossbody bags. This season we have introduced a lively tan bracken colour and a distinct grey putty with sugar pink trim.
“I HAVE A HOCKER FOR EVERY PURPOSE. FOR STORING CARDS AND MONEY THROUGH TO MAKEUP, TRAVEL ESSENTIALS, AND EVEN MY CAMERA.” ALISON LLOYD, FOUNDER.
There is an edge to the bags in the Boundary Leather group. Sharper corners and boxier lines take 70s’ references, but from there is a giant leap ahead. The leather firmly holds its shape and is polished and waxed to a luxurious sheen. The aged brass fitting is custom made with a smooth face and industrial knurled edges. It locates neatly to close.
Large and small accessories that work a treat on their own or pair perfectly with a matching bag. Give yourself a sense of order and get organised amongst the chaos. Choose between pouches and wallets in Italian vegetable tanned leather, belts and lanyards in bridle leather and waxed cotton washbags. New colours for SS21 include blue and putty.
Ally Capellino frame bags are soft with square or rectangular shapes. The contrast shoulder strap is adjustable, allowing for it to be worn crossbody or however you choose. Smart or casual depending on what you are wearing. New colours for Spring are pink and brown.
The Leila crossbody bag is simple and straightforward in shape with a two-way zip closure, as well as a bridle handle that sits neatly over the top. Inside is a full width slide pocket in the back section and a leather, zip closing pocket patched on to it. This is the kind of bag you buy as a present and keep for yourself. Our Special Edition Leilas ensure nothing goes to waste, repurposing deadstock leathers from another luxury brand, to create bags with purpose that make a statement. New colours for SS21 are Coral, Denim Blue and Sand.