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The MIMCO Design Project

reimagine
  OUR ICONIC MIMCO BUTTON BAG

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Designer:   Kataraina Anaru


YOUR INSPIRATION

The bag is inspired by the classic MIMCO ButtonBag, by considering which elements of that bag make it an icon-the button and pocket,& reshaping that into a new classic. Just as the original was inspired by a 1960s vintage button - this design was inspired by the button - paring back the surrounding bag to focus attention on the button & reimagine its functionality. The result is an homage to its predecessor-it retains the fun, energetic feel of the original and at the same time is a beautiful bag in its own right.

DETAILS & DIMENSIONS

The bag functions as a classic drawstring bucket bag, with a flap concealing the opening, and the feature button functioning as the closer for the drawstrings. The bag features an internal zipped pocket. The body of the bag measures 300mm wide, 285mm high and 200mm deep when open (the bag folds in when drawn closed to 175mm across top - i.e. the handle width). The padded tubular shoulder strap is 250mm high, 175mm wide. The button becomes the most prominent feature of the bag by drawing the eye into the bag's centre bag with chevron quilting.

MATERIALS & HARDWARE

The bag is imagined in (chevron) quilted royal-blue leather, matte royal-blue leather, royal-blue piping to button flap and matching stitching. White leather piping distinguishes the base from main body of the bag. The bag features polished gold hardware, with square gold beads & square Lapis Lazuli stone beads (blue semiprecious stone) as a finish to the leather drawstring. A custom gold circle with cross bar, allows drawstrings to be fixed to bag at the front, allowing for a clean, straight finish to the front of bag. The button functions as the closer to the drawstrings.




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