Founded on the notion that bags can go beyond functionality to tell timeless tales, Gnome & Bow further fosters this notion with the launch of their second collection of bags titled Jekyll’s Hyde, an extention of their wallet series of the same title that was released last Christmas.
Jekyll’s Hyde explores and reinterprets the ideas of duality, change and acceptance, a modernisation of the Robert Louis Stevenson masterpiece. The range of bags and wallets were designed to showcase the two contending faces of human nature: the rational, reserved side versus the wilder, more spontaneous inner-self. The question is “Which side will prevail?”
The duality of man is expounded by each bag’s reversibility. One side features a classic Midnight Blue or Forest Green nylon, which speaks of a distinguished Dr. Jekyll. When flipped, the bags reveal a custom printed cotton canvas in Khaki Maverick or Olive Maverick, each motif testament to the unconventional ways of Mr. Hyde. Both characters rival for control via a message that is inscribed on the inner leather base of the bag, a constant hint at the fine line that one might thread between the two contradicting personalities.
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The Jekyll’s Hyde bag collection includes:
• Milton Crossbody Clutch
• Kensington Messenger
• Strand Briefcase
• Clifford Backpack
The bags are crafted in a combination of U.S. full grain leather, nylon and cotton canvas. Each bag comes in 2 variants – Midnight Blue or Forest Green.
Prices range from SGD 245 for the Milton Crossbody Clutch to SGD 395 for the Clifford Backpack. Available on www.gnomenbow.com and selected stockists from 4th September 2015.
About Gnome & Bow
Stories are the fabric of memory which make life entertaining and unexpected. Fairytales and folklore speak a language that is both universal and immortal, transcending the barriers of age and culture. Gnome & Bow was founded on that very notion that bags can go beyond functionality to become a new medium for storytelling, evoking the same emotions as our favorite stories.
The Gnome represents that element of fantasy while the Bow symbolises the mark of class. Together, the harmony of these elements guides us in our design philosophy.
Drawing inspiration from the classics to tales of fancy, we develop story elements that are imbued seamlessly into our goods. As with reading a book for the first time, exploring our products will uncover subtle and clever details that reveal a story you’ll find familiar, but with a modern twist. Timeless as the stories that inspire us, we believe that our bags should be too.
Our collection of bags, wallets and small leather accessories are designed to be the perfect companion for the discerning individual.