Award-winning accessories designer Eddie Borgo reveals his hotly anticipated debut handbag collection this season. The New York designer worked with two factories—one for leather and one for metalwork—to ensure craftsmanship was maintained to the highest standards. “I started by looking at various types of engineering from the 1950s—mid-century American cars and furniture in particular [pictured above, bottom left and top right]. I even took apart various vintage bags from the decade and studied how they were put together,” says Borgo. “I wanted to bridge the gap between what’s considered a vintage pocketbook, a modern handbag and even something that could be viewed as futuristic.” The resulting designs are sleek in shape and unequivocally feminine. Crafted with the lightest of aluminium frames and scratchproof, durable leather, the structured Dean doctor’s bag (top left) and Boyd clutch (bottom right) will tempt even the most devout slouchy bag lovers to clear out their closets and embrace Borgo’s order.