NEYE 1881 BY JØRGEN SIMONSEN
For A/W 2013 -‘14 Jørgen Simonsen created a line of leather handbags and travel bags for Neye, a Danish leather goods retailer and manufacturer, established in Copenhagen in 1881.
Reviving the previously static line was an exercise in ultimate modernization – Jørgen’s collection is a focused and elegant mix of lush design-led day bags, futuristic evening clutches, gorgeous weekend bags, a sharp messenger and a funky trim shopper. Every piece is fashioned in the most luxurious tanned and dyed butter soft Italian calf skin, seasoned with entirely custom made and custom plated fittings, hand stitching, exotic CITES certified hand painted wild python and chic Silverblue mink, all with the aim of adding a cosmopolitan, vibrant and modern edge to the sleek and classic approach to style.
The collection is made entirely in Italy and the craftsmanship is carried out by the small, family-run artisanal luxury leather goods manufacturer Pelletteria Santini in Varese, Italy.