GREEK WANDERLUST. Nautical adventures in the Grecian archipelago to inspire Braun Büffel’s spring/summer 2018 collection of leather goods. Peter Zewet reports
The Amorgos backpack
Seduced by the allure of the Greek islands, Braun Büffel’s men’s collection for spring/summer 2018 explored its latest source of inspiration with finesse. Chiseled volcanic Grecian landscapes against the glistening the turquoise glory of the Aegean sea, golden sunshine radiating from the blue Mediterranean skies and island-hopping escapades are all well interpreted in a wide selection of leather goods.
Grounded in the brand’s sensibilities and heritage of fine leather goods, the collection combines the eclectic dynamism of seafaring adventures in the Grecian archipelago with the urban spirit of city life. distinctive details are interwoven with a diverse aesthetic composition that balances both structured and athletic, travel-focused silhouettes. dark shades dominate the color palette, punctuated with touches of brighter colors. in tune with its inspiration, the various bags in the collection were named after notable Greek islands in the Aegean seas.
The Delos bag
Islands in the Sun
First up is the Amorgos collection, which features a myriad of shapes, ranging from a postman to a clutch. Designed with clean lines and detailed with contrasting tri-color tones, the Amorgos bags count among Braun Büffel’s statement pieces for the season.
Crafted from lightweight Nappa leather, the Delos collection is designed with travellers in mind. Ranging from a messenger bag to a cross shoulder sling, the bags feature mesh back panels and padded straps for added comfort.
“For spring/summer 2018, the carefree adventures of Buffy and Bully continue to Greece’s mythical island of enchantment: Santorini”
Ideal for metropolitan commutes or overseas adventures, the Tinos collection features structured shapes and is crafted from supple medium grain printed calf leather. Finished with minimalist detailing, the Tinos tote is the epitome of form and function. A pair of detachable leather straps, meanwhile, allow for the tote to be reconfigured into a backpack.
For the sporty gentleman, there is the athletic Skyros collection. Crafted in water-resistant nylon with semi-vegetable tanned calf trimming the Skyros bags feature contrasting navy trimming as well as a spacious interior that is ideal for everyday use.
A new interpretation of the Bully character
Of course, Braun Büffel has never been short on offerings for professionals. Expertly crafted in fine grain printed calf leather, the Symi collection presents sleek bags for the office. Featuring a unique front flap lock clasp closure, the Symi briefcase is perfect to store documents and business essentials while the clutch serves as the ideal business travel companion to store smaller accessories such as cell phones and wallets.
With perfectly proportioned and streamlined silhouette, the Andro collection is another swell choice for the modern businessman. Crafted from semi-vegetable tanned calf leather, the Andro briefcase is designed with a slim profile and features an interior with dedicated compartments to store documents and business essentials. also from the Andro collection are the postman bag and clutch that are perfectly sized for a metropolitan commute.
Going deeper into Braun Büffel’s newest offerings, we come to the Corfu collection. Adorned with striking blue accents, this is also a great choice for weekend getaways or out-of-the-office business meetings. Crafted in a semi-vegetable tanned calf with a modern finish, the Corfu duffel features a roomy interior with various pockets to organize smaller items, and a leather-wrapped lock and key to keep your essentials safe and secure.
A new interpretation of the Buffy character
The Adventure Continues
For spring/summer 2018, the carefree adventures of Buffy and Bully continue to Greece’s mythical island of enchantment: Santorini. Based on the bull icon of Braun Büffel’s logo, Buffy and Bully are eclectic imaginings of the whimsical qualities of the house, realised through patchworks of assorted leather pieces from each collection they appear in, with intricate 3d embellished detailing. This season, Bully, the male character, is dressed in a tank top with beach shorts, accessorized with a pair of sunglasses and a fedora hat, exemplifying the exhilaration of nautical adventures. available as a clutch envelope bag, Bully is a fun addition to any modern man’s wardrobe.
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