Sophie Hulme launched her label just two months after graduating in 2007, she has wasted no time in becoming one of Britain’s most successful and promising emerging designers. Her luxury clothing and bag collections possess a masculine-meets-feminine quality, with beautifully soft leather set against polished brass hardware and chunky zips on her ultra-desirable bags.
Sophie Hulme is the Kingston University graduate who comes complete with Student of the Year and Best Collection under her belt, has been making quite the name for herself of late with her bags. They’re slick and square and can hold a whole lot of stuff and it’s more than likely that you have seen few pieces around during the fashion weeks.
The brand uses brass plates and a hollow interior to give the classic tote a new toughness. In a box silhouette, it features two rolled handles and a detachable shoulder strap. Credited in the Telegraph as one of London’s brightest talents, Sophie Hulme has quickly gained international interest.
The designer’s ultra-desirable totes have already been on the radar of fashion editors.
Sophie Hulme Tote Gallery
Given Hulme’s winning accessories, it’s surprising to learn that clothing is actually her thing. Her masculine-meets-feminine line eschews trends for simple, tailored shirts and coats spiced up with leather and brass detailing, an aesthetic carried through to her bags. “They just caught on straightaway,” she says. “I’ve had people telling me how they’ve been chased down the street carrying their Sophie Hulme bag because people want to find out where it’s from.”
But there’s substance to the rhapsodising: Hulme’s bags have sold out five times at Selfridges, since launching.
Clueing up to their popularity, she’s reworked them in softer leathers and added more shapes.
- two rolled handles
- detachable shoulder strap
- brass plates
- brass hardware
- signature padlock
- two keys
Bags are made in England.
Size: H 42.5cm, W 36cm, D 13cm