Held at The Mill, a creative industrial space in Singapore, the press presentation of Braun Buffel’s spring/summer 2018 collection explored its inspiration – Mediterranean charms – quite fittingly for the season. Golden sunshine radiating from blue summer skies, chiselled volcanic Grecian landscapes against the glistening turquoise glory of the Aegean Sea, all create a poetic spirit for a collection that is firmly rooted in the German brand’s sensibilities and heritage of fine leather goods. Much like Braun Buffel’s transformation from a classic brand that was started in 1887, to a contemporary luxury brand of today, the collection echoes the dualism of quaint Grecian antiquity and modern expressions of the Mediterranean culture; timeless yet current.
The women’s collection is defined with elegant touches of contrasting details, paired with clean silhouettes juxtaposed with utilitarian functionality. A kaleidoscopic colour palette that draws inspiration from the romanticism and spirited passion of a Grecian summer holiday features a rich array of both pastel hues and electric shades found on visual landscape of the Greek islands and architectures. In tune with the Greek islands inspiration, the various models of bag in the collection were named after islands from the Greek archipelago. Designed to fulfil any needs for their discerning customers, old and new alike, Braun Buffel present a comprehensive collection. Sophisticated and elegant, the Santorini collection is ideal as the perfect companion for date nights or summer beach parties. Exquisitely crafted from goat skin leather, the top handle bags are embellished with a distinctive leather weave strap on the front panel that adds a patina of glamour to any look.
Another elegant bag for evenings out is the Delphos collection. Expertly crafted in a double faced fused leather technique, the exterior features medium grain printed calf leather and the interior features fine grain printed calf leather interior fashioned with an electric blue contrasting tonal hue. Available in a bigger model that makes it practical to carry all daily essentials, the versatile Delphos bag is also ideal for a workweek style. Striking a balance of a structured, ladylike silhouette with sleek, streamlined proportions, the Zante collection offers weekday-to-weekend bags designed for the modern woman. Another stylish structured bag is presented from the Idra collection. Crafted from assorted calf and goat leather, the Idra bag features an eclectic colour-block design aesthetic, inspired by the whimsical nature of a Greek summer holiday. Also featuring a bold and electric colour palette is the Ithacha collection. Crafted from fine grain printed calf leather and given a distinctive finish through the braided weave handles that pays homage to Greek culture, the Ithacha is one of the statement bags of the season. Introducing a timeless silhouette, the Mykonos collection comes with a small tote and medium tote size range and adorned with the Houses signature buffalo horn charm.
Crafted from medium grain printed and semi-vegetable tanned calf leather, the Mykonos collection is presented in colours reminiscent of the volcanic beaches and landscapes of the island of Mykonos. Also adorned with the House’s signature buffalo horn charm, the Samos collection offers totes that are stylish hold-it-all for everyday use. Crafted from medium grain natural milled calf and nappa leather, the Samos tote is also adorned with a detachable crescent shaped exterior pouch reminiscent and distinctive of the Cycladic domes found on the island of Samos. For Spring/Summer 2018, the carefree wanderlust adventures of Buffy and Bully take them to Greece, into the islands of mythical enchantment, Santorini. Based on the bull icon of the Braun Buffel’s logo, Buffy and Bully are eclectic imagining of the whimsical characters of the House, realised through patchwork of assorted leathers of each seasonal collection they appear in, with intricate and 3-D embellished detailing. Enjoying a playful summer romance this season, Buffy, the female character is dressed in a bandeau bikini bustier top paired with a round beach float that adds a playful finish. Placed amidst the iconic architectural buildings of Santorini, Buffy is the perfect symbol of summer love. Buffy comes as a small tote, large tote, small backpack and medium clutch.
Ideal for both metropolitan living and holiday escapades, Braun Buffel’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection offers the modern woman a perfect balance of downtown chic style with cool summer vibes. Braun Buffel is available at the brand’s boutiques in Plaza Senayan, Pondok Indah Mall 2, Grand Indonesia, Senayan City, Kelapa Gading 3 Mall, Puri Indah Mall, Central Park, Kota Kasablanka, Centre Point in Medan, Tunjungan Plaza 5 in Surabaya, Ciputra World in Surabaya, as well as in Paris Van Java and Trans Studio Mall in Bandung.