Friday Feature; In Focus, Pleats Please

by Zainab Ashadu

I've been designing bags in my head since I was 8. Thankfully I am not a hoarder and frequently throw out designs. What I am left with is a well curated collection of bags each with their distinct character.

Every Friday, we will focus on one of these styles and give it the attention it deserves.

Name: Pleats Please

Size: 12 x 10 x 5 inches

Material: Black patent leather and gold calfskin pleats, grey lizard print accent.

Features:  Top handle, protective base studs, inner zip pocket, 2 phone pockets

Perfect for: Day

Inspired by: The desire to create a top handle bag that was fun and frivolous as much as it was practical. It evolved from the original PleatsPlease Clutch

Behaviour and quirks: Deceptively compact the PP will fit almost your whole life! Including an Ipad (original), British vogue magazine, 2 phones, wallet, hand moisturiser, phone charger, sunglasses case, 75cl bottle of water and more. The pleats are sensual and fluid and move with the bag as it ages, falling down softly over the front.