Bags from Saben’s new Prelude collection. Images supplied.
Saben‘s gorgeous new collection called Prelude launched online tonight (and is available in stores tomorrow) with joyful styles and a vibrant hero colour. While the brand usually do one main spring/summer collection, this time they’re created three capsule collections for the season and this is the first one to enjoy.
Creative director Roanne Jacobson is known for creating covetable handbags and for this collection she has gone for much needed optimism and playfulness while still offering the modern versatility that Saben’s customers love. Prelude was inspired by the stunning colour palette and natural surroundings found on the coastlines of the Aegean Sea; the deep waters, clay, chalky textures, and bright bougainvillea peppering the cobblestone streets of Santorini. This first drop features an eye-catching hue of magenta which will be followed by a vivid bright blue that will be the hero colour of the next capsule collection called Vessels, that arrives in late September.
Those beautiful hero hues are complemented by a palette of neutrals that add to the versatility of the range. Classic white and black are accompanied by an easy to style mid-tan called Clay which is one of those perfect tones for the denim that Kiwis love to wear so much. Saben knows how important it is to have the right sized bag for what life throws at you so they have everything from small clutches for just the essentials to carry-alls that really do carry everything.
A new style this season is Luka which is an elegant oversized carry-all that’s an up-sized version of Saben’s popular Lulu style. While Tilly fans will be excited that the oh so cute Frilly Tilly is making a comeback in white, black and beautiful magenta. Tilly has been a huge hit for Saben since it was launched over a decade ago and such is it’s cult status that it appears in different sizes and hues every season. As the brand’s many fans know Saben pieces are designed to last and this collection, like every Saben collection, is full of bags that will be carried and treasured for years to come.