mesias paredes and his wife patrizia are the magical duo behind the production of marlow bags. mesias trained as a shoe maker in ecuador before coming to nyc, where he set up his studio with the same simple tools and simple machines that he had used back home, cutting and sewing each and every leather good by hand. the two work together to make every pattern and style. after working together for 7 years, they are in tune with every edge to be finished and every gusset to be turned, producing a beatiful collection of leather goods that restore the foundation of how a quality handbag should look and feel.
from left: aghia sunset, forever paris, coastal lounging, crimson on green, umbrella road
bird and knoll is the meeting of a fashion mind and a creative eye. since 2013, this design duo have been creating their signature luxurious oversized cashmere-blend scarves. described as wearable art, each scarf is printed with a photograph of an iconic destination - a beautiful vignette, photographed by the two creatives on their global travels, that tells a narrative of each location. "we have a strong emotional connection with these places and i think that really comes through in our artistic interpretations" says knoll.
with an ever-growing global presence, bird and knoll are apart of the p.45 family once again. shop the collection today.
p.45 is thrilled to be featured in CS Magazine's fab 5 for summer shoes in chicago. read about us here.
it's safe to say that the 1990s new york fashion scene and its burst of new designers shaped the industry all across the globe. among them was a talented jane mayle, gracing the east village with her brick and mortar boutique which hosted her decadent designs for 10 years before closing its doors at the start of the recession in 2008. now, she returns to the scene with a newly redefined and reimagined version of her eponymous 90s era vintage-inspired designs: maison mayle.
“it’s not a reinvention,” mayle tells vogue. “it’s a distilling down of the things i care about and getting them more right than i did the first time around." she points out that "it’s not alienating to the previous customer, but she’s grown up a little, she has different priorities.”
the collection features intricate tailoring, beautiful 70s-era prints, fine hand-knits and flowy feminine dresses. also included in the collection are handbags and a large collection of jewelry inspired by her own treasures.
now, die-hard mayle fans no longer need to rummage through ebay for vintage once-upon-a-time original pieces. her fall 2016 collection is exclusively sold at barney's and at p.45 in chicago.