STREAM­LINED EN­GI­NEER­ING

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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.

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