Founded by Thomas Burberry in 1856, the British luxury fashion house has long been famed for its iconic check pattern in cream, white and maroon; as well as its historical trench coats made of water-repellent gabardine — a tightly woven fabric designed to protect the wearer against rain that was invented by the founder back in 1879.
It was back in February this year that Burberry revealed its latest must-have accessory: a belted tote known simply as The Belt Bag. Designed in London, The Belt Bag comes in small, medium and large sizes which can be handheld or casually slung around the shoulder. Available in an array of eye-catching colours, each bag is handmade in a specialist workshop in Italy using calfskin or canvas. Additional distinguishable characteristics to look out for would be the oversized belts that gracefully wrap around the bag’s front which is reminiscent of the British brand’s coveted trench coats.
As a way to showcase the shape and colour palette of this exclusive collection, Burberry has launched a travelling pop-up installation that will appear in major cities globally including Kuala Lumpur. Known as the Burberry Conservatory, this temporary space was inspired by the luxurious ambience of Victorian conservatories where members of high society would proudly display their vast collection of exotic plants to their friends and loved ones.
Located adjacent to the brand’s resplendent outlet at The Gardens Mall, visitors to the Burberry Conservatory will be greeted by a mini garden which houses an impressive capsule collection of limited edition Belt Bags. Available in a range of solid colours or embroidered with the brand’s equestrian knight logo, these belted totes can also be paired with interchangeable belts enhanced by rainbow and grommet details.
If you’re interested in checking out the new capsule collection, head over to the Burberry Conservatory which is open from now until October 14. For more details, have a glance at the gallery below.