Friday, November 28, 2014

Gnome & Bow Latest Collection Launch - Book II: Jekyll's Hyde

I swear, this is the most embarrassing thing that happened to me this week. Okay, second embarrassing. I won't tell you what's the most embarrassing part of the week but I'll give you the moral of the story, check if the course is clear before taking photos!

Here's the embarrassing thing. When I got this:


I really thought it was a book launch. I was so mistaken! I can't help it but to laugh at myself and cringe at how silly I was to have said "I have a book launch to attend tonight." I got it all cleared now!


I was over at Keepers last week for Gnome & Bow's latest collection launch. By the way, a little introduction about Gnome & Bow, it is a Singaporean designer brand that was founded with the notion that bags can go beyond functionality to become a new medium for storytelling (especially forgotten classics!), and evoking the same emotions as the stories.


So in their latest collection launch last week, they presented us with this collection named Book II: Jekyll's Hyde collection. What happen to Book I? Will get to that later in the video below!

Their latest designs are inspired by a novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson - Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The collection explores and reinterprets the idea of duality, change, and acceptance.

In this latest collection, wallets and cardholders are designed to interpret two contending faces of human nature; the rational, reserved side versus the wilder and more uninhibited inner self. As interpreted from the dramatic novel.

Gnome and Bow can also be found at Keepers: Singapore Designer Collective.
The classy leather wallet collection is a prologue to an upcoming series of bags. More to come! Good things are worth the wait!

If you ask me which details of the collection do I like, I'd say the apt quote that was engraved in the wallet that says -

"It is one thing to mortify curiosity, another to conquer it."



www.gnomenbow.com

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