As I arrived on the rooftop of Hotel Americano on a rainy Tuesday, I was issued up the elevator and slowly arrived at a design collaboration 40 years in the making. Travel accessories extraordinaire, Lesportsac and gemstone maverick, Erickson Beamon partner to add luxury and glam to travel accessories. The inspiration for the 36 piece collection containing everything from makeup cases, jewelry rolls, garment bags, clutches and even backpacks:
Says Erickson Beamon founder Karen Erickson, “It was so important to incorporate signature elements of Erickson Beamon into this collection. I had so much fun: I love textiles, and it’s no surprise that I love to play with proportion and color. I enlarged images of the jewelry to create my own prints. The result is at once photorealistic and somewhat abstract.”
The print was not the only star of the show. There was pearl and lace embellishments and unique concepts to go along with them. The standard shapes of Lesportsac were quilted with diamond shapes, clutches had regal gold handles and there was an air of sophistication surround the more typical travel accessories.
The beauty of the bags easily made me forget the wind and the rain and I even stopped to enjoy the hors d’oeuvres and asked the rep about price points. Winter 2015 looks alot brighter with price points no higher than 250 dollars! I will be hanging out at Nordstrom or stalking shopbop.com in hopes to snagging these pieces.