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Objective: design multiple small leather goods for ROYAUMS.
One of ROYAUMS' signature elements is the red ring, which, on their shoes, is visible on the topmost eyelet and on the bottom of the outsole. It came immediately clear to me that this red ring also had to be implemented in the cross body bag, now known as the VOYAGE.
Instead of adding ROYAUMS’ signature red ring directly to the bags, I opted for a more abstract approach. The red ring now “rotates’ around the bag, with the tape of the zipper being red.
Not only the colours are selected carefully, but also materials. The majority of the bags are made out of matte tumbled leather (saffiano leather on early samples), while the bottom and other small details are made out of very soft smooth matte leather (tumbled leather on early samples). This makes for some interesting details: the shoulder pad of the cross body bag, for instance, has tumbled leather on top for a luxurious appearance, and smooth leather on the bottom to provide a softer and more comfortable support.
Besides a cross body bag, I also designed a belt, the ROYAUMS EQUATOR, in a similar manner.
Overview (exterior, interior, shoulder pad and strap)