The article looks at the origins of the T-Bags brand and some of the pieces that feature in the collection.
Who are T-Bags?
T-Bags is the creative genius of Shadi Askari-Farhat and Su-Lyn Tay. The brand epitomises sexy, sophisticated and instinctive style. Their collections feature their signature prints, bold solids, bohemian chic and vintage charm.
How did it start?
The brand started in 2001 as a handbag line.
Shadi and Su-Lyn met at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in L.A. They recognised a lack of affordable but inventive collections.
They started transforming vintage fabrics, suede and upholstery into handbags.
The business began to grow and it naturally progressed into creating clothing.
Bags clothing for Spring 2011 is stunning as ever.
Tribal prints stand out alongside the plainer pieces the designers have created.
Navy blues and bold red contrast with an earth palette of browns, blacks and khaki’s. Here are some of the key items from the collection.
(All prices were correct on 20.0611. They’re available on Net-a-Porter.com.) Printed Jersey Maxi Dress (£185) This bag dress is perfect for taking away on holiday, as it can be a day look and a night look.
The dress has a double n-neck with kimono-style open sleeves.
The bodice is double layered and twists at the waist.
The back is elongated.
The dress is made from 96% Venezia and 4% Spandex.
Wear it with a pair of sandals for a simple holiday look. Ruffled jersey jumpsuit (£165) Jumpsuits are a massive trend this season that have evolved from the seventies trend that has also been big.
The jumpsuit is made from 100% rayon that is semi-sheer.
It has a ruffled trim and slant pockets.
It has an elasticated neckline and a smocked waistband.
The cuffs are also elasticated and the legs are cropped.
This is another piece that can be dressed up or down. Wear with sandals in the day and a pair of chunky wedges at night. Tribal-print fine-twill top (£150) This top shows that T-Bags are all about.
It has a brown and off-white tribal print to make a summer statement.
It has a scoop neck and balloon half sleeves.
There are button details on the front and on the cuffs.
It’s made from 100% Rayon.
Wear this top with a pair of shorts and thong sandals and you’ve got a perfect Boho look.