Image: courtesy of ELIURPI (c) Nacho Umpierrez.
With the launch of Issue 94: Earth, we have opened our latest competitions, with beautiful accessories from ELIURPI, ZACARIAS1925 and Nathalie Seiller-Dejean. Visit our Competitions page to enter until 15 June 2020.
ELIURPI was born in 2010 from the hand of the designer Elisabet Urpí and the photographer Nacho Umpiérrez. Their workshop is in Barcelona, and from there they design their collections, celebrating the romanticism of artisanal craftsmanship. Each hat is created individually, using handcraft techniques that produce sculptural and high-quality pieces that seem almost like works of art. Their wide-brimmed hats are made from natural, sustainable and locally sourced materials, and shaped using antique hat blocks. We have one ELIURPI hat to win, worth £350.
Corinne Julius interviews Elisabet Urpí in our latest issue, “Intriguingly she always designs with a particular woman in mind… ‘She is an elegant and timeless woman. I think of the women who wear our pieces and I get inspired by them. I think my vision is feminine and elegant, but not from the past. I regret that elegance is lacking in the 21st century.’”
ZACARIAS1925 is a company that makes hand-woven bags and home accessories using traditional techniques, with a contemporary aesthetic and bold sense of form. Each extraordinary piece is made in Manila in a family workshop, which was founded in 1925 by creative director Rita Nazareno's grandmother. It is still a family affair with Rita’s uncle making all of the prototype bags and many of the younger relations starting to work in the business. The ZACARIAS1925 Judd Bag takes its aesthetic cues from the bold colours of American minimalist sculptor Donald Judd, whose famous ‘stack’ works used strong bands of colour. We have a ZACARIAS1925 Judd Bag for a reader to win, worth £300.
Nathalie Seiller-Dejean creates delicate handcrafted hair ornaments and accessories by weaving, knotting, plaiting and coiling straw into jewellery and high-fashion pieces. Her hats and headbands, worn at parties, weddings, and on the catwalk, have a dream-like, fairy-tale quality. Instead of pearls and diamante, she prefers to work with natural materials in her creations - straw, horse hair, even starfish. We have one Buttercup tiara to win, worth £495.
Visit our Competitions for the entry form.