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Bahamian luxury handbag designer showcases during London Fashion Week
Mar 4, 2017 - 8:56:44 AM

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A bespoke, hand-painted design on a nude Mini Collection bag, which comes in either cream or nude with the option to create a bespoke, personalised design with Anya.

Luxury bespoke handbag brand Willique showcases at Fashion’s Finest off-schedule shows during London Fashion Week.

In its seventh year, Fashion’s Finest is one of the biggest and most successful independent off-schedule events that coincides with London Fashion Week. As a leading international platform for emerging designers, the event draws press, buyers and industry figures – eager to see fresh, creative talent and trends.

Willique had the opportunity to showcase the brand’s range of luxury and bespoke leather bags and accessories in Fashion's Finest exhibition space, where Willique received an extremely positive reaction from media, fashion bloggers and the public alike. It was also the first time that the new SS17 addition to the ethically and sustainably produced Conscious Collection was seen.

London based designer ‐ Anya Willique ‐ was born and raised in both the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands with the designs often referencing her Caribbean heritage and memories from the island. Only established for a year, Willique already gained the attention and support of The Royal Prince’s Trust and Anya's bags have been gifted to international singer Laura Mvula and the founder of the Mobo Awards Kanya King.

Anya gave interviews to Essex TV, met with the owner of Melan Mag and also the highly successful journalist and blogger Natalie who established online lifestyle platform Beauty Pulse London.

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Bahamian top model Tomii Tote from Conscious Collection - a range of alternative leather, bespoke handbags crafted from a variety of sustainable materials.

On reflection of the success of Willique and looking towards the year ahead for the brand, Anya states:

“As a young, London based Bahamian woman and entrepreneur, I am proud of what Willique and I have achieved in a relatively short space of time. I believe that I am part of a new wave of successful and young black female creatives who represent diversity within the London fashion industry.

Willique is a wonderful marriage of design, my Bahamian heritage and love of British craftsmanship – all lovingly produced in my luxury handbag range Willique. I look forward to the rest of the year, forging ahead with producing more collections and developing my brand.”

To discover more about Willique and to shop Anya's luxury leather goods range, visit www.willique.co.uk

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“My vision for Willique is for both men and women to appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship within the most everyday practical item – the handbag. Marrying my love for luxury leather goods and a need to channel my creativity – it was only natural that I should venture into handbags. As a self-taught, young female designer who has been fully immersed in every aspect of establishing Willique, I am both passionate about showcasing the quality and durability within my designs and excited for the future of the Willique brand.” - Anya Willique.



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