Rosamund Pike designs collection for LK Bennett
After appearing in their Spring / Summer 2013 campaign, British actress Rosamund Pike is now set to début a selection of accessories for the premium formal wear brand. Pike has designed a selection of six different coloured handbags using luxe leather fabrications.
She told Vogue.co.uk, "I feel incredibly nervous about it. It's something that I've created and I've put my taste on show, my preferences. I've put a lot of thought into it. I wanted to give people who can't afford designer bags a taste of that quality for half the price, but still maintain a high level of luxury."
"I didn't want it to be a bag that imposed anything on anyone. I wanted it to be able to contain chaos, but to have a polished exterior. I always think of myself as classic, with a corrupt element. That's why I decided to de-construct the zip slightly and incorporate the safety pin detail. I want to subtly offer my taste, without bombarding people with it. The short handles, for example, represent the little girl in all of us. When you have a longer handle, you're weighted down in a different way."
"The process has been so rewarding. I'm fully aware that people train for years to do this and it must be unbelievably irritating when someone like me comes along and designs a collection. I know that I could never do this on my own. I do have an eye for detail though and I do care for proportion. Acting has taught me that - I have to look at myself in 3D at all times. It's given me an eye for shape and aesthetic."
Will you be buying into her offering?