November 30, 2012
Old Guard, Meet Avant-Garde
While Perrin Paris was founded in 1893, its design aesthetic is anything but old guard: Fourth-generation leather purveyor Michel Perrin saves tradition for the impeccable craftsmanship. In fact, the finely detailed handbags teeter on the precipice of avant-garde. Perrin’s be-gloved clutches aren’t just for novelty’s sake, but homage to its roots—the storied brand was a master glove maker at its inception. But the pièce de résistance? Spherical bags with a sophisticated lattice-weave design that think outside the box—literally. —M.M.