CHIYOME is one of our favorite handbag designers. We are attracted to its use of natural materials and its smart structure of connection. The founder and designer, Anna Lynett Moss, founded the brand in 2012, with the namesake of her Japanese great-grandmother. With the Japanese roots, Anna infuses the natural, minimal aesthetics in her design.
We were first introduced to CHIYOME through the following two bags, and very impressed by its use of natural yet unorthodox materials, i.e. the marble handle of its square bag and the wood side panel and rubber cord of its suspend pouch.
Understandably, creative materials are not likely the most utilitarian ones; thus Anna introduce a newer version of square bag with oak handle to replace marble.
The proportion and structure of CHIYOME are always refreshing. It took inspirations from outside fashion, says contemporary art, architecture and furniture. Its SS15 collection Tundra is a genius demonstration of raw minimalism and exploration of the relationship in shape. Tab closures replace hardware completely. Everything is collected through itself.
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