By Estelle Arielle Bouchet
Love letters from Oudtshoorn
Each year art Director Estelle Arielle Bouchet creates 7 emblematic Collections for KLEIN KAROO Finest Ostrich Leather. In “avant-première” Love Letters from Oudtshoorn, a few love words hastily scribbled on a pristine white piece of paper, a few words with rounded tones and metallic colour like the end of a sharpened and rebellious feather.
A message in a bottle thrown in the sea for an impossible love but still full of hope… From the Indian Ocean towards the improbable coasts of the Mediterranean, will it be able to reach the Beautiful stranger, this letter made up of thousand blue letters? Like this frightening and daunting Ocean, fortress of a love thwarted by adverse winds at the fragile glow of a happy sail and a hope always on standby?
Cold colours of a wintery and hostile sea “Platine” which would love the reach the colour “Bluestone” in order to tell the melodious song of the mermaids on the background of inspired white page, along with the “Whitewash” ostrich leather under the vaporous and opaline feather.
Gratianne Bascans – Paris
Gratianne Bascans’s leather boutique in Matignon Avenue displays limited-edition fine leather goods. Gratianne shares her love of horses and luxury leather goods with her daughter Amandine and this is reflected in their life and creations. Mother and daughter collaborate in perfect harmony to embody the spirit of excellence by creating beautifully handcrafted items. KLEIN KAROO finest ostrich leather is the Fairy godmother of the handbag line that will make your every wish come true.
Federico Brambilla – Milan
It is with wonder and surprise that I discover the design studio of Federico Brambilla in Piazza San Babila. He greets me with extreme kindness and courtesy in his loft overlooking this beautiful Milanese piazza.
Here you can admire truly elegant leather goods of professional competence, the fruit of numerous generations of Master Leather Goods Manufacturers. How can I not fall in love with the golf bag in KLEIN KAROO ostrich leather, or the made-to-measure belts or accessories that enter with millimetre-precision into the trunk of a luxury car? Cashmere lined jeans, flimsy scarps in mohair and ostrich feathers. Federico’s enthusiastic Latin personality and love for art and beauty have literally won me over. The line of extremely refined bags demonstrates that the combination of perfectionism and professional competence in the leather goods sector can yield excellent results.