What kind of luggage would you design, if practicality were besides the point? At first glance, British designer Sarah Jane Williams' bespoke suitcases, trunks and satchels suggest they might hold exotic musical instruments, and then you realize she's made these funky shapes simply because she can.
"Historically exceptional craftsmanship was the norm, now it is the exception," says her website. "Williams British Handmade is designed to challenge this statement by utilising regional historical craftsmanship and metamorphosising the traditional in order to produce a collection of original fashion artefacts."
All of the products produced by Williams British Handmade are bespoke or limited edition items made to the highest standards. The leather used is traditional bridle leather of the best quality possible. The brass frames are produced by an accomplished metal craft worker. Every stitch is compelted by hand using the traditional techniques of saddle stitching.
In addition to their handmade provenance, the uniquely-shaped pieces will virtually guarantee you won't be guessing which pieces are yours at the baggage claim carousel.
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