Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Lockheart’s Latest Press Release:

The Urban Collection for Fall 2008 is simply sophisticated, with a decidedly nostalgic retro twist; Lockheart loves running through time, and taking a slanted look at the fashions.

The elegant nature of the leathers disguises the revolutionary spirit that is behind this collection. Soft Italian leathers, hand hewn hardware and the expected stylistic flair of Lockheart are combined in this refined grouping of handbags. The workmanship showcases Lockheart’s well-known, inexhaustible and multi-faceted creative detailing. Many of the leathers and fabrics are imported from Italy. The colors of this season are black, asphalt, ruby, chocolate, moss/parrot and a metallic flash of steel.

Main shapes in this collection include the Brogan Bowler, a puffy satchel in milled Italian aniline leather with darling hand tied bows on the sides; Destiny, a mid-sized hobo with a halter bit and long messenger styled strap; Alicia, a new, sophisticated, day to evening shape with a quilted front pocket and royal gold studded hinge closures; Becca Satchel, a larger convertible zip top bowler/tote with a large, roomy quilted front pocket, sneaky back zip pocket and double hinge strap attachment; Hannah, a fresh take on a glittery, jeweled dream of a bag; Bailey Bowler, a retro, large bowler tote with aniline leathers arranged in an "op-art" style of zigzag stitched ribbons of leather arranged in a dimensional block pattern that was a common design element on old quilts from the 30's and 40's; Felicia Flat Clutch, a retro-styled flat clutch with the "op-art" geometric zig zagged block pattern; and Wendy Satchel, a casual, gently side-ruched satchel utilizing an intricate and detailed weaving technique.

The City Slicker Collection for Fall 08 has a decidedly modern edge, with a very independent and dynamic personality. This grouping is a version of our latest metropolitan evolution.

We concocted an incomparable cocktail of style, comfort and pure elegance that reflects a distinctive classically modern style, blending contrasting chic elements with contemporary shapes. The materials in this collection are Italian aniline leathers, pebbled cow leather, and laminated metallic skins. Hardware is either shiny nickel, or regal gold.

Main shapes include Carrie Bowler, A Small, chic, double zip bowler tote with two separate compartments, a rounded zipper front pocket, equestrian buckles, and leather belting circling the bag; Jodie Satchel, a versatile bowler/satchel with a “bondage” theme – leather belting, domed studs and metal keepers; Charlotte Clutch, a Slim, rich and elegant clutch with leather belting, keepers, domed studs, and equestrian buckles, plus a metal zippered pocket on the front; and Dawn, a smaller drawstring bag in buttery, Italian smooth leather with a trapunto sporty racing stripe down the center.

The Pipeline Collection adds a new shape to our Pipeline family. The same raised welting and hand saddle stitching is done on a fresh silhouette that we are all excited to wear.

This collection includes the Zahara, which is a little bit quirky, a little bit vintage, and infinitely wearable. featuring three metal zipper compartments that keep everything organized, accordion pockets on the face, Ruched gussets and gradiated shoulder straps.

The Medusa Collection for Fall 08 is a real "charmer" of a bag collection in Italian, shiny, lasered, embossed snakeskin patterned leather, and trimmed in buffalo grained cowhide. We have employed various techniques from patchwork to tonal luxury in this special collection.

Shapes in this collection include our best-selling Bailey Bowler; Hannah and Wendy Satchel shapes, and well as Jolie, a “disco bag” with an added frame bag layered on top and then strapped onto the face with a harness strap and an inlaid zipper; Faith, a Sleek, sexy, slim clutch in embossed solid toned snakeskin leather with covered flower studs arranged in a daisy pattern; Large frame continental, a patched snake with a foldable handle and all the compartments of a regular wallet, plus a frame pouch on the inside; and Zip Around, a Snake embossed zip around wallet.