Angela Brown - Scarfia

Finalist of the Distinctly Denim by Guess Handbags

United States

2014 Finalist Angela Brown Scarfia


What is your inspiration for this sketch?
My inspiration for this sketch was based on versatility. The Guess girl does a lot of fun things in the day, even though she may want to start off wearing a chain shoulder bag while she is shopping in the mall, by dinner she may wish she had a clutch! This metallic denim design is classy and versatile! The chain is removable and turns into a fierce chain belt that?s represents the Guess name. Start off wearing a shoulder bag during the day, but by night is fabulous with a fierce clutch and a cinched waist!

Why did you select the particular materials to work within your sketch?
Metallic denim is the fabric, which will be used for this back. Paired with some brass chain and brass embellishments. I love this combination because metallic denim brings a different and unique flare to a handbag. The extra gold embellishments and chain adds the additional bold style to this piece. To add more definition, this handbag also has fun denim fringe all around the bag.

What is your design background?
I have a B.S. in Apparel Design, but currently I am designing jewelry.

Do you currently design your own handbags collection? If so, would your GUESS? Design fit into your current line?
I am beginning to design handbags. My first samples from my manufacturer all have gold and most of them have gold brass chain for straps. This guess design would fit in with my current designs. The metallic denim will be a new additional of materials since I currently design with Faux Leather and vinyl.

What materials do you normally work with?
I am vegan so my designs normally are created with faux leather or vinyl. I use a variety of embellishments including laser cut plastic and my favorite, which is gold tone brass.

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