Georgie loves this… because, after a certain point, luxury design transcends fashion and becomes art. Quentin Mackay circumnavigates that point with expertise and finesse, crossing it successfully every time with his inimitable collection of high-luxury handbags. This Persia handbag, in the finest glazed Python leather, exemplifies the luxury we have forgotten how to strive for. Resting on the square bottom of a satchel but rounding at the opening in a classic, refined shape this top-handled bag is recognisably MacKay, adorned as it is by his signatory Ball & Claw. Fixing the straps to the body of the bag and dangling from the zippers, this emblematic gold symbol has become the perfect branding for this pure luxury brand; unique, indulgent and perfectly crafted all at once.
Craftsmanship is wholly important to MacKay, who takes pride in the fact that every stage of production is policed to an almost obsessive degree. His integrity, diligence and perfectionism is driven by an almost cynical look at the fashion industry today. MacKay looks back on the dress making of 19th century and bemoans that we have lost the attention to detail and the aspiration that made fashion, in its origins, so spectacular. The personal touch is gone and with it any hope for personal style. So in steps Quentin MacKay, with his perfectly formed bags, in perfectly sourced skins, treated to the highest level, embellished with gold plated Ball & Claw's and lined in the softest red calf's leather, each one individually numbered. With the hope that the wearers will be distinguished and identifiable as the last (or the new) bastions of fine-art fashion, fighting the fight for individual semi-bespoke luxury one beautiful bag at a time.