MISCHA joins the jet set!
Posted on 16 June 2010
At long last, the MISCHA signature print that I have been working on has materialised and taken the form of a the Jet Set tote. The print was inspired by an old Japanese geometric shape, the hexagon. When looking into the archive of all my vintage obi, I discovered that hexagons featured prominently in many of my finds, so I used it as a starting point. The hexagon is the stylised representation of the tortoise shell in Japanese symbolism and represents longevity, quite fitting seeing that my dreams for MISCHAare long lived.
My inspiration for a travel range came from repeated requests from friends and clients for something to meet their need to travel in style, whether by the beach, ski slopes or on a weekend getaway. I wanted to create something light, durable yet chic and timeless. I was very inspired by the great luggage makers I came across during my last trip to Paris, so I opted for a simple tote bag style in weather proof coated canvas and handstitched leather handles and trim. In choosing trim colours, I took inspiration from my observations of Japanese motifs; shiny lacquer boxes for the black patent leather, samurai saddles for the tan leather, and the thick white make-up and red lipstick of the Kyoto Geisha for red and cream leather.
So, the Jet Set tote will be launched at one of my favourite shops, INDIGO, Hong Kong's premiere jeans boutique. As a special treat, I'll be offering a complimentary monogram service for purchases of the tote at the launch. I hope to see you there!