Bernie de Le Cuona is an alchemist. She creates unique new linen but with all the properties of an old much loved and sublimely soft cloth. The secret lies in the finishing after the cloth is woven, which truly brings out the beauty of her fabrics.
In her hands natural materials are full of surprises. She has done her finishing trick with crocodile skin which, while robust is treated to become supple. The crocodile skin becomes soft and like her signature stonewashed linen, the skins are finished to have a relaxed luxury feel.
Combine the exotic elegance of crocodile with the sensual simplicity of cashmere and you get de Le Cuona’s first travel and lifestyle accessory collection.
Crocodile & Cashmere is tailored for travellers yet shaped for sophisticates. Names are evocative to capture the spirit of adventure.
• The Sophisticate day bag
• The Wanderer backpack
• The Stowaway bag
• The Voyager cushion
• The Explorer cushion
• The Traveller throw
Taking a cue from nature, the palette is both cool and classic. The colour groups are heritage brown, charcoal grey, wine berry and vintage black.
Another point is that like her linens, these new accessories are meant to be used. The bags are designed to become your favourite companions and crafted to become heirloom pieces. The older they get, the better they become. These hides are precious yet tough and the real beauty of a crocodile bag is that you can use it everyday and keep it for life. The bags actually do come with a lifelong guarantee!