Hot on the heels of the Glamorous Gastronomy Fashion Show at the Bresolin Restaurant recently, where the Winter 2017 range of Empire of Genius set the bar incredibly high, the inimitable Tymone Winter has brought us her Pop Up Shop on Jessie Street. Desire for ownership hits you straight in the door, these pieces are those that you covet long after you have walked away from the shop, that visceral sign that you must have that beautiful thing for yourself.
The superb leathers and fine fabrics join Winter’s supreme technical prowess and eye for detail in every piece. Today I fell for Roxy and Ripley the gentle gatekeepers flanking Winter’s coat of arms before I fell further into my romance with the Chain Gang Bags. I began a love affair with my new favourite, the Black Patent Leather, these bags are made by hand and every detail is perfection. Your choice of three different sized purses pertly dangling on a fabulous brass chain, each is solidly domed to protect your essentials and there is a genius pocket sewn into the flap of Empire of Genius bags this winter, a snug little secret that holds your credit card safely out of sight.
Another standout item in the collection is the ‘Lucy Leather Lace & Denim Jumpsuit’, pictured above on the designer. In contrast to the Stainless Steel and Brass hardware that lends the bags their edgy rock feel, this elegant handtooled masterpiece encapsulates the deliberate art of Winter’s designs, it is soft and sassy whilst retaining the elevated fit required for a statement piece. The tactile nature of this range demands you liberate your fingers amongst the fabrics, if you missed the Pop Up Shop, Winter takes appointments at her studio, I guarantee that her welcoming style, discriminating knowledge of her trade and the real passion she has for dressing women will allow you to comfortably add something very special to your wardrobe this season.