Handmade in London, A Barretts new collection of bags and clutches titled 'La Tentation'; encapsulates refinement and tradition infused with innovative use of materials and vibrant colours.
The Spring/Summer collection 2016 introduces 8 styles designed and made by Asdrubal Barreto-Abreu. Every style has been meticulously handcrafted as a modern classic; making it the ultimate statement in authentic luxury. From the Marie Antoinette satchel to the Amélie mini over the shoulder , each bag is inspired by different elements of desire.
The colour palette is bold and bright with hues of raspberry pink, burnt orange and a combination of soft baby blue pastel. The collection is created with the finest materials from hand painted reptile skin to textured quilt leather Napa in combination with rich gold hardware making each piece a statement of innovative modern luxury.
'La Tentation' main inspiration is a paragraph from 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde, "The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful".