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Cambridge Satchel Company teams up again with Vivienne Westwood

By Danielle Wightman-Stone

8 Jul 2015

Fashion

Leather accessories brand The Cambridge Satchel Company is teaming up with iconic designer Vivienne Westwood for the second time to produce a limited edition collection of bags.

Launching on July 8, the collection once again combines the classic satchel design with Westwood’s iconic squiggle print re-worked in new and exclusive colour-ways, including a classic navy with yellow squiggle, a tea-rose with grey squiggle, and a jet green with black squiggle.

There are three styles in the collection, the Music Bag, Tiny Satchel and Classic 14” Satchel, all of which includes both a men’s and women’s option.

All of the styles have been produced in the UK at the Cambridge Satchel Company workshops, with the squiggle print screen printed directly on to the leather by the British printer who has produced Westwood’s iconic Pirate Boots for over 30 years, the inspiration for the new bag designs.

Julie Deane, founder and CEO of The Cambridge Satchel Company, said: "I am thrilled to announce that we are working again with Vivienne Westwood. We have taken the collaboration one step further and developed a really exciting range of bags.

“With such strong British roots and ethical commitment, our brands work well together and I’m so proud our partnership continues to flourish.”

Andreas Kronthaler, Vivienne Westwood design partner and creative director added: “The Cambridge Satchel Company offers something unique, a finish that is rare to find. We love that they are handmade in England and the traditional handmade quality is instantly recognisable.

“The quality is convincing on every level and it’s been a big pleasure to collaborate with them again. Both the people and craftsmanship at The Cambridge Satchel Company are very inspiring.”

The first collaboration was in 2013 where the Cambridge Satchel Company design team created Vivienne Westwood an exclusive bag for her Gold Label autumn/winter 2015 show in Paris.

The collection will be available exclusively at Vivienne Westwood standalone boutiques, The Cambridge Satchel Company stores and online at cambridgesatchel.com, prices range from 115 pounds for the tiny to 245 pounds for the music bag.

Images: Cambridge Satchel Company x Vivienne Westwood