Design Stories: The Coral Reef Clutch

Dive in – our latest edition of Design Stories shines a light on one of the most special pieces from our SS19 collection: the coral reef clutch. From first sketches to the final product, here’s an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how the hand-embellished design was brought to life…


The Inspiration


“I wanted to create an explosion of colour and embellishment,” explains Jasmine, Assistant Jewellery and Embellishment Designer at Accessorize. “I was inspired by my trip to India and the colours, textures and craftmanship that I saw there. I spent some time delving through threads, sequins and beads to build up texture and create something truly unique.”

After being designed in our London studio, each clutch bag was then hand-embellished with scores of beads in beautifully bold, vibrant hues in an artful depiction of our oceans’ colourful coral reefs. By using a mix of shapes and textures, our talented craftspeople were able to add tactile interest to each piece which has been finished with a sleek satin lining and woven jute on the back.


The Monsoon Accessorize Product Supply Chain

Here at Accessorize, we take responsibility for our product supply chain. We have a team in India and in China who personally visit our suppliers where our products are made. As part of that visit, they speak directly with workers to check that they are being treated and paid fairly.

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