|"Riva" Perrin Totes, in leather ($1,450) and Crocodile ($6,285) at Perrin NYC.|
By David Pedroza, Editor at Large
Sunday, July 1, is the first day of Paris Haute Couture collections, so by now you should have last season Gaultier couture, sequined track jacket packed, along with your other ensembles for the next 5 days. But the matter of accessorizing still needs to be solved, so this season turns to the sleek and modern designs of Perrin Paris.
Perrin is a family leather goods business that was founded in 1893 by Victor Rigaudy. The company was revamped by Michel and Sally Perrin in 2008, and recently opened the first Perrin boutique at the Carlyle Hotel in New York City. The ideals of craftsmanship and modern design still carry importance at the House of Perrin, which is reflected on their spring 2013 collection.
|The "Attelage" in goatskin ($895) and Crocodile (price upon request) at Perrin NYC|
Perrin’s “Riva” bag has become a house staple, taking shape of a sphere created by strips of exotic skins that have been crossed and intricately manipulated to create an oversize tote. Another, personal Favorite is “Cabriolet”,in patent leather, which has the appearance of a very chic-mini-bucket. These are surely a must have for ever season.
|"Cabriolet" Mini patent minaudiere ($895) at Perrin NYC. |
All Photos: Perrin Paris