Missibaba designer Chloe Townsend and creative partner Lizel Strydom have launched a capsule collection using autumnal inspired leathers sourced on South American travels.
A true celebration of sixties inspired colour, the Colour Block collection adds a pop of retro glamour to the dreary winter months. The use of on-trend dark navy leather to frame contrasting colours allows them to shine individually with a gold geometric edge. The introduction of exotic textures including patent, sheepskin, snake and crackled leather give the collection’s clean aesthetic an alluring edge.
The collection boasts two new bag styles and a new jewellery piece alongside iconic Missibaba styles. Pieces within the collection are in keeping with the Colour Block theme – single colour panes broken into interesting shapes and framed in matte navy.
The San Telmo Hold All is a unisex handheld carrier perfect for day or night. The bag is made of rich walnut leather with handles and trims in Crazy Horse tan – a vegetable tan leather with hardwearing qualities that ages beautifully. The style is also available with the option of different colours and textures in the middle panel.
The Feria Clutch is a true festival of colour with the added benefit of thoughtful practicality. Credit card slots, room for essentials, a back zip pocket for valuables and quick, easy to open fastening make this piece a wardrobe necessity. The bag can be worn as a handheld clutch or over the shoulder as a small sling.
The Daisy Chain is a double-sided neckpiece available in a variety of bold colourways with the reverse in navy vegetable tan. Attached to a long brass chain, the statement piece can be easily adjusted by the wearer to fit their desired length.
Chloe and Lizel worked with photographer Lar Leslie on the dynamic Colour Block campaign. Shot on Africa’s Next Top Model runner up Opeyemi, the campaign brings the collection’s retro Autumnal colour palette to life in an eye-catching and slightly offbeat way.
The collection available for purchase from the Bree Street store in Cape Town, Birdhaven store in Johannesburg and online at www.missibaba.com.