Isabel Wong

United Kingdom
University / School:
edinburgh college of art
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Production Location:
united kingdom
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Collection – UT x IW

Urban Travel + Isabel Wong is a collaboration of two independent British brands bringing their creativity and innovative ideas together. Their story began with a chance meeting in a concept store in London, an exchange of contact and soon after a partnership was born.

Urban Travel's ethical ethos and practical design elements complemented by Isabel Wong's minimalist design process has ensured a wearable and transitional collection of luxury handbags. A capsule collection inspired by the concept of continual line - combining geometrical shape and subtle curves while maintaining a clean aesthetic through carefully considered materials and finishings. These bags are made in London from high quality Italian vegetable tanned leather complete with premium gold plated hardware for a long lasting, robust yet elegant product.

The 'Evo' bag is an exploration of shape, proportion and innovative design. A play on asymmetry through line placement, contrasting colours, layering and construction technique; all while retaining a simplistic uniform box shape that is both practical, wearable and visually appealing. The choice of materials and finishes, limiting visible stitch lines where possible and the application of a concealed magnetic front closure, emphasises an overall clean, minimalist aesthetic.

Available in 3 colour ways - classic solo black, a muted arctic duo in grey & white and finally, a more playful trio incorporating grey, white and yellow. Each bag is fully lined with a soft light grey suede, complete with a metal zip pocket and removable strap, making this a versatile and interchangeable clutch-to-shoulder bag.

Fashion Films

Isabel Wong graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a degree in fashion design. Between studying, she interned for Gareth Pugh as a studio assistant in both London and Paris and worked as an assistant pattern cutter for Giles. She was involved with the Alfa Romeo MiTo Car launch in collaboration with Harris Tweed, showcasing her Harris Tweed Coat Design in April 2009. Her most recent Mackintosh Coat, sponsored by and in collaboration with Mackintosh is currently for bespoke order in the newly opened Mackintosh flagship store, Mayfair, London. The label is defined by contemporary and experimental cutting often inspired by perplexity, enigma and curiosity - and the ability to translate conceptualism into wearability. With an interest in creative cutting, finishings and intricate surface detail, Isabel is continuously exploring and expanding new techniques in order to achieve further successful collections.