Per­rin x Zaha Ha­did is a cap­sule col­lec­tion of clutches that cap­tures the late ar­chi­tect’s sin­gu­lar vi­sion and re­it­er­ates her abil­ity to build bridges across de­sign worlds.

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The story of this bag be­gan in 2015 when, dur­ing an in­ter­view, Zaha Ha­did name checked a clutch by an old, but lit­tle-known, Parisian leather goods com­pany as one of her all-time favourite gifts. Upon read­ing this ar­ti­cle, which ap­peared in the Fi­nan­cial Times, the cre­ative di­rec­tor of the fam­ily-owned busi­ness im­me­di­ately got in touch with Ha­did’s ar­chi­tec­ture firm, ZHA. “I have al­ways been a fan of Zaha’s and I was so moved by the com­pli­ment. So I de­cided to reach out to her and see if a col­lab­o­ra­tion was pos­si­ble,” says Sally Per­rin. A deal was struck and they started their pre­lim­i­nary brain­storm­ing ses­sions to­gether when, trag­i­cally and quite un­ex­pect­edly, Ha­did’s life was cut short by a heart at­tack. Nev­er­the­less, thanks to the ef­forts of the team at ZHA, a col­lec­tion of nine lim­ited edi­tion clutches bear­ing the late great star­chi­tect’s name has man­aged to see the light of day, and they’re avail­able via the e-com­merce sec­tion of Per­rin’s web­site. To us at least, the calf­skin bags are quin­tes­sen­tial pieces of wear­able art. They’re also great con­ver­sa­tion starters, for they’re quite un­like any­thing else out there. Avail­able in five colours with a choice of three dif­fer­ent stain­less steel hand­clasps that swoop, wrap and loop in var­i­ous metal­lic or block colour fin­ishes, they won’t be around long how­ever, as they’re al­ready sell­ing out fast. Price: 2,200 USD / www.per­rin­paris.com

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