NEW YORK, Sep 23, 2010 / — In creating her debut collection of handbags and leather accessories, veteran designer Patricia Nash took inspiration from classic European silhouettes as well as her extensive travels.
The Fall 2010 collection eschews over-embellishment in favor of classic hand-finished detailing in fine Italian leather, offering pieces that are at once timeless and contemporary.
Using traditional leather artisan techniques, Nash creates pieces that evoke cherished items a seasoned traveler would purchase abroad—the unique treasures unearthed years later by a daughter. Rooted in old-world craftsmanship, the new handbag collection features six handcrafted leather groups, each with their own distinct patina.
The six leather groups—Crackle Cow, Bonanza, Veg Tan, Vintage Goat, Dip Leather and Floral—represent an array of styles ranging from work-appropriate Shoppers and Satchels to Saddle Bags and Pouches perfectly suited to weekends or a casual night out.
The Dip Leather collection features custom ombre-dyed leather, while the Floral collection includes pieces in a subtle seasonal floral print.
The cornerstone of the collection, the Milano Convertible Satchel, transforms from a top handle to a shoulder bag by simply folding the handles over and snapping the handle in place.
Retailing from $98-$248, the collection is available at department stores and specialty boutiques across the country as well as via www.PatriciaNashDesigns.com