Myriam Schaefer and the bags we want to carry
Obsessive is an easy way to describe the impeccably clean lines of Myriam Schaefer’s eponymous handbag collection. ”I selfishly thought of the bags that I would like to have and I created them!” confessed the once-upon-a-time handbag and leather goods consultant for Balenciaga.
*click through the album on the right for more*
In thinking about what she carries (ie: Perrier bottle, sunglasses and glasses, two Blackberries, address book, and wallet – not including the rest of her life…), Schaefer set out to design a bag that resolved the large tote mire. While large, her bags are light-weight (thus eliminating sore shoulders and forearms) and incredibly functional. Lined in bright saffron, it’s easy to identify what’s inside. And although they are a casual, daytime bag, a Myriam Schaefer bag is the best of the best, presenting hand-crafted, serialized bags to the 21st-century girl.
A modern woman’s day is unexpected and ever-changing — there are meetings and lunches and red-eyes and after-school responsibilities… and this is the bag that keeps all of the chaos organized and clutter-free.