• It was announced a while ago but wanted to say how happy I am to have been asked to select Dress of the Year 2013 at Fashion Museum in Bath. My choice was this @christopherkanestudio SS13 beauty.
  • Love this concertina beach scene print on @marios_official tote available at @therefineryhk now! #PMQIS
  • Congrats to my cousin @elizabethlauldn and her new shop @therefineryhk in the new PMQ building @PMQHKDesign #PMQIS much love for @BernstockSpeirs bunny ears!
  • Love that I always see the best pieces by Brit designers abroad @nicoll_studio @liger_hk
  • Swash land at @liger_hk Patterson St store #SwashLondon

>> I've had a bit of an arduous day getting back from Stockholm and I still have a TON of things to post about but this post about this particular LCF graduate has been due since the MA show last week when her out-of-control luggage caught my eye.  Nay, "caught" is an incorrect word.  They very elegantly swayed and glided into my path of vision.  I wanted to wait until the other half did a very indepth interview with LCF MA Fashion Artefact grad Sarah Williams who has fused her love of impeccable craftsmanship with pushing the boundaries of conventional luggage.  I don't think I've ever seen such a literal collision between the new-gen and respect for old techniques.  I'll leave her to explain her thought processes and intentions but suffice to say, she's keen on setting up her own design label which means I'm going to start saving up the pennies for the ultimate vanity case and portable trunk complete with overly-specifically shaped pockets for storing all of my odd-shaped accessories. 

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The cases and the work of other LCF MA Fashion Artefacts and Footwear grads are on exhibition until tomorrow at the Mall Galleries if you want to double check that these shapes are….and I can't quite believe I'm ending a post on this… fo' real!

Comments (77)

  1. Catherine says:

    Astounding. Emotionally shocking. I cant do my work anymore. I have to stare at this.

  2. Lenka James says:

    wow thats impressive

  3. Steffi says:

    Oh my god, how amazing are these?!
    They remind me of Dalí in a way.

  4. J. says:

    So unreal, I love them! They are beautiful!

  5. shandi says:

    I was thinking the same thing Steffi! These are so rad.
    http://www.intotheninth.blogspot.com

  6. Nina says:

    So awesome! And I’d always know which bag was mine at the airport..
    http://watermelonfeet.blogspot.com

  7. WendyB says:

    Oh, it feels like a “secret compartment” kind of thing and I LOVE secret compartments! Very clever.

  8. Tomorrow says:

    I have inherited a weird (though exceptionally common- I have discovered) obsession with suitcase compartments from my mum! Wait until she sees this! She will die!

  9. Blooody Hell! now that is luggage on acid! yes I also sense that mystical Mary Poppin’s feel of secret compartments, a bright future ahead for Sarah! =]

  10. mAdi says:

    OMG I love this :] Perfect suitcases!!!

  11. Dani says:

    i wonder if anyone has tried to actually take one on the plane…

  12. jem says:

    thats just sick! this reminds me of Dali’s artwork with the cool bendy shapes. imagine all the stares you would get from people when you used this luggage? it would be awsome…

  13. Erik says:

    Wow, those are so cool! Very much like art. <3
    http://lerevedelamode.blogspot.com

  14. Hmm, yes agree with the whole Dali melty, taffy, left it in the sun draped over a railing idea.
    Also, a little TETRIS anyone?

  15. lucy says:

    I’m not quite sure these beauties would stand up to the baggage handlers at Qantas… (RIP My Mulberry luggage)
    http://lucylaucht.blogspot.com/

  16. Stace says:

    Wow these are amazing!
    Want the top one and the light blue L-shaped one, so chic!
    Stace x
    http://teeandfame.blogspot.com

  17. Twila says:

    Wow….I love love!! They are all so unusual and eye catching. i want
    Twila
    blog.twilasvintageclothing.com

  18. Oh me oh my, they are truly fab
    Reader giveaway worth $250, come visit me at http://www.diamondsinchampagne.blogspot.com

  19. Sabine says:

    Amazing! It’s like couture luggage.

  20. jill says:

    Gorgeous. I’m so glad you posted this today – I can work a visit to the show into my schedule, I’ll be not far from there! Thank you, Susie Bubble!
    I mis-read it at first and thought you saw someone AT THE AIRPORT with the luggage, gliding into your vision. I thought they had wheels.
    We all do know they’re totally impractical in today’s world. I remember the first time I came from NY with my then BF (now husband) to meet his family for Christmas, at the big house with the name & the driveway in the English countryside. I brought my late grandfather’s cherished (by me) alligator suitcase. In steerage. This suitcase had lived a long and good life and was (as my grandfather jokingly had told me) strewn around the extended family: everyone took a piece while he was alive.
    Mine arrived at Heathrow with a huge gash on it. And today it is a little side table, and it does not travel.
    But that’s not the point, is it? These are gorgeous, innovative designs. Fashion doesn’t have to be practical. I’ll do anything to help support her. And I’d LOVE to carry that powder blue one thru security!
    jill @ http://streetstylelondon.blogspot.com/

  21. jill says:

    p.s. Saints alive: is that power blue one.. I bet it’s just the right size for my powerbook! It’s a laptop case! Can’t WAIT to see her work. Great post, thank you.

  22. WOW they look amazing!!!!

  23. mar says:

    these are amazing!

  24. jenn. says:

    haha, these are awesome! she’s clearly even more of a genius than first thought – if you’re packing a car full to the brim of these, you can slot em in, a la tetris. mo’ cases mo’ fun!
    jenn.x
    http://venturesofjenn.blogspot.com

  25. S says:

    It’s like tetris suitcases! Love the weird and wonderful shapes. They remind me of Louis Vuitton baggage.
    S
    http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

  26. Sylvia etc says:

    Hi Susie,
    this is wonderful! like you say she makes the luggage look ultra modern but with irreprochable traditional craftsmanship = Postmodernist luggage!
    … and yes, I would definitely love to buy a couple to use as furniture to stock my accessories … I really can’t get enough of your posts, so inspiring, thank you! xx
    http://www.sylviaetc.blogspot.com

  27. Nora says:

    i like the blue one, it’s very functional :D

  28. Sally says:

    My husband is a luggage FIEND. (Yes, I realize that’s a bit odd.) Wonder what he’ll think of these …

  29. g says:

    soo cool never seen anything like that
    http://heritagewarrior.blogspot.com/

  30. poutfits says:

    whoa, design CRUSH

  31. Jon Watson says:

    So cool- favouirte is definitly the Blue L-Shaped Case…thanks. http://blog.lyleandscott.com/?p=728

  32. Vicki says:

    Wow, they’re pretty darn cool!

  33. Annie says:

    Dali eat your heart out… I LOVE these, I’d love to see someone carrying them in the tuileries on jak and jil

  34. Selena says:

    WOW!!!! Awesome craftmanship, such attention to detail.
    Thanks for this!!!
    http://christiangalinthecity.blogspot.com

  35. Those are simply divine. But will airlines be okay with them? haha

  36. Deb Brown says:

    Seriously, after years of selling incredible luggage — and a love affair with good luggage — I’ve found the holy grail.
    Thank you. I’ve shared this link with all 2000 people I know online. Amazing.
    @debworks

  37. somehow these luggage remind me of musical instrument casings – think trombone / trumpet casings which are carved according their respective shapes. :)

  38. Jael Paris says:

    I want to play Tetris with them!
    As much as I’d love a cool vintage case with drawers, they just won’t do in an airport. Although I did see a blogger once using cool train cases and steamer trunks as shoe and accessory storage.

  39. Z3 says:

    I love them!!!

  40. Paige Lewin says:

    I love Sarah Williams and find her luggage creative and refreshing. I felt so strongly about her amazing creations I blogged my little heart out about them … http://collegegirl93.wordpress.com/2010/07/09/cg-3s-lcf-luggage/
    Accessorizing will never be the same again!
    ;)
    CollegeGirl xoxo

  41. bianca says:

    so clever and impressive!!! this kinds of luggage are truly worth raving over!!!
    i just love, love, love them!!
    http://www.mybestaddressbook.com/en/mag/buzz/incredibles-luggages-tailor-made-with-williams-homemade

  42. Olive says:

    PRETTY and LOVELY! ;)

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