Spring is here! A soft and elegant piece that combines vintage with modernity, it aspires to be an ode to renewal. A small, original, practical, and durable frame handbag.
- Type : Bags - Handbag ;
- Model : Squat ;
- Dimensions : 30x17x17cm ;
- lines that are both retro and modern ;
- a surprisingly spacious interior volume despite a very compact exterior ;
- closed with an invisible metal frame ;
- an inside zip pocket and a patch pocket ;
- metal bag feet to place it anywhere without worry ;
- hand carry.
- Exterior: upcycled synthetic upholstery fabric (composition unknown) and upcycled faux leather (end of roll, 78% Viscose / 20% Polyester / 2% Polyurethane) ;
- Interior: 100% linen canvas ;
- Interlining: 100% cotton interfacing, Easyfoam, Jeffitex.
Its detailed story
Spring is here! Tender buds are bursting on their branches, a delicate scent emanates from the plants, and the sun is finally warming us...
This soft and elegant piece that combines vintage with modernity, featuring a retro shape and a botanical pattern with delightful colors, aspires to be an ode to renewal.
I stumbled upon this fabric by chance while rummaging through second-hand pants at a flea market for my youngest son (we're thrift store enthusiasts). Digging through a pile, I discovered this enormous piece of synthetic fabric (probably curtain fabric) with a pattern and colors that drew me in despite myself. I picked it up, and destiny revealed itself when at my next stop, I found four exhibition coupons of faux leather in perfectly harmonized shades (cream, pink, orange, and apricot)...
I had the perfect combination, and I immediately envisioned creating a mini-collection around this fabric. Its name eluded me for a long time until I asked my “fans” (a grand word) on social media, and when the word “Éclosion” was suggested, I immediately knew it was the right one.
As for the design, it's an exclusive model. It was initially conceived by a designer who had me in mind and all my contradictions: she envisioned a small but functional shape, sturdy yet feminine... When she presented her prototype to me, it was love at first sight, but I wondered how to ensure that the opening would be durably strong without compromising the bag's lines. She temporarily abandoned the project and created another one for me (see the “Marie” handbag).
But I couldn't get this initial draft out of my head, so I asked her for the pattern pieces to work on and find a solution. She also revisited her ideas, and we came up with three different solutions, including two from me.
The piece presented here is one of my two solutions, with handles that start from inside the bag, distributing the force to avoid pulling on the outer fabric. The overall external shape is the one she designed.
The result is original, practical, and durable.
I named it “Squat” because it reminds me of the corresponding strength exercise, where you crouch down to rise up better, with the feeling of power that accompanies this movement.
The other piece is found here and shares a common base but also has many differences.
Did you know?
- This piece took 5h of careful labor ;
- It's composed of 80% of repurposed materials.
Shipping, Returns & Warranty
All orders are shipped within 24 hours (excl. week-ends).
I ship internationally and offer free shipping to France.
14 days satisfaction warranty (excl. custom orders), 2-year conformity warranty.
Slightly reduced price (normally €347) because this prototype has imperfect stitching on the inside.
I care that your bags last you a long time, even when not in use. As such, this piece will come to you in its complimentary, custom-sized, branded dustbag made from organic cotton satin with an organic cotton cord.