During Paris Fashion Week, I had the pleasure of meeting with luxury bag designer, Nicolas Theil, who makes every single piece in his Paris atelier. The under-the-radar label often creates one of a kind special pieces for a special clientele that is in the upper class socialite circle, yet his design inspiration is incredibly approachable and relevant to people of all backgrounds;I’m talking about how nature is negatively impacted by humans and how we live.
Nicolas Theil’s latest collection is inspired by beautiful Grecian architecture. With time, like many artefacts available to public, the environment goes through wear and tear.
Theil makes a chic square bag inspired by the top and bottom of a column, to express how they fall apart and away from the column itself due to the way humans treat the environment. The bag with cuff bracelet is one of my favourites. The half-cyclindral pieces represent the columns you see in the beautiful, yet worn down buildings in Greece.
One of the jewelry pieces I really enjoyed is named, Poseidon. It shows intricate detail on how the God of the Sea has little bits of trash on his triton over time due to the pollution. What is particularly intriguing is how Theil takes something that is supposed to be an ugly outcome of the effects of how we live and turn it into something so beautiful.
My outfit details: I wore a Cinq à Sept pastel pink statement sleeve coat (also available in black with print here), Iris and Ink skirt, a cream turtleneck and pistachio green sock boots. I finished off the lock with this one-of-a-kind Nicholas Theil piece. The metallic bag is handmade out of leather. Surprisingly, it’s incredibly light and I wish all my leather pieces were as light as this one. The hardware is so beautiful.
You can see Nicholas Theil’s latest collection here.
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