f there is an accessory collection I’ve loved for awhile, it is definitely WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie. The Canadian brand just introduced their Fall/Winter 2012 collection which stays true to the brands image and quality. The collection is clean and achieves the mixing of materials such as leather with suede, organic cotton with waxed cotton and wool with leather and of course features the brands hero characteristic, the gold and silver zippers which are present on all pieces and continue the brands ideology of unity through contrast.
This season the leitmotif is duality. The mixing of materials; leather with suede, organic cotton with waxed cotton and wool with leather, gives the collection texture and high utility. Wool bags are reversible with interchangeable handles; leather bracelets are two sided and bi-coloured and zippered travel slippers undo to pack flat.
Autumn/Winter 2012 Press release
The Autumn/Winter collection from luxury luggage and travel accessories brand WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie brings with it duality, versatility and adaptability. Driven by the need for permanence in an ever-evolving environment, the new collection offers a seamlessness of narrative from past collections. Perennial pieces are refined and reimagined and the key characteristics of the brand have been deconstructed to create a new line of accessories including slippers, bracelets and gloves.
Inspired by the longevity, functionality, mobility and art of midcentury design and architecture, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie have created a collection that reflects these characteristics and enables us to influence our environment and our identity.
Travel accessories are essential to every day life – be it for the daily commute, a special occasion, business or leisure or an urban or international journey. With the ever developing technological lifestyle and the ability to work from anywhere, they inherently require multiplicity – function, utility, organization, durability and the ability to define a look. Influenced by the design principals of Dieter Rams the new collection is simple yet functional, modern yet timeless, long-lasting and sustainable.
WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie have taken their global concept a step further with production now taking place worldwide including Italy and Japan. Constructed from the finest materials that only improve with age, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie goods are meticulously crafted from the finest grade leather and 100% organic cotton, so you can wander the globe with style, efficiency, and a clear conscience. Custom interior pockets are measured to perfectly hold items such as passports, travel wallets, smartphones and laptop computers and each style has been carefully thought out to function individually and collectively, in harmony with your needs and your international lifestyle.