ASPINAL OF LONDON
Aspinal of London may have launched as a small leather goods portal at the start of the millennium, but the brand prides itself on creating luxurious leather products with motifs that are rooted in British heritage. The lion is one such emblem. From Edwin Henry Landseer’s Trafalgar Square sculptures and the beasts that grace the Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace, to the lionhead door knocker at 10 Downing Street – the king of the jungle is an endearing and powerful symbol. Aspinal’s autumn 2018 collection draws inspiration from the majestic animal with new styles that include the mini lion trunk clutch, available in velvet, tan, ivory, transparent acrylic (pictured)and redwood; the lion trinket box in black velvet and crocodile; and the Lansdowne bag in navy and claret, all with leonine-headed hardware. The collection is now available instore, including at Aspinal of London’s first stand-alone boutique in Dubai, in The Dubai Mall, and at The Galleria and Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi.