Model turned aspiring bag designer Danielle Foster’s Spring Summer 2013 collection Elaborate

Model turned aspiring bag designer Danielle Foster’s Spring Summer 2013 collection Elaborate

Image sourced from Danielle Foster’s facebook

Leading the glamorous life of a model is sometimes enough for a young lady especially when you are in the prestigious books of Elite London but she’s now conquering the accessories world with her self titled label Danielle Foster. The new release of her Autumn Winter Collection, exudes chic that every fashionista needs in their capable hands. Featured in Another Magazine, Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, multiple online and print publications, Miss Foster’s UK produced bags have been wowing eyes since the labels conception in 2012.

After showcasing at Victoria House at London Fashion Week, there was no stopping this designer. With a strong sense of ambition to make her label stick, Danielle told Boticca “My pieces carry a strong monotone theme, drawing inspiration from 40’s erotica bondage and torture. SS12 collection features luxury leathers and with an equestrian background, bridle wear is a common focus in my work. I am focusing on making Danielle Foster recognised for a british brand, by having everything made in the UK and is based in the UK. All products are made in London using only the highest quality vegetable tanned leather.” (Read the full Boticca interview here)

From shining metallics to two tone elegance, Danielle Foster’s collection has it allFrom shining metallics to two tone elegance, Danielle Foster’s collection has it all

From shining metallics to two tone elegance, Danielle Foster’s collection has it all

Image sourced from Danielle’s Facebook

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Graduating from the London College of Fashion in 2010, Danielle collaborated with Charlie Le Mindu hair extraordinaire after seeing her Autumn Winter 2010 graduate collection inspired by the human body. Charlie procured the emerging designers skills to create accessories handbags that incorporated hair braiding or fringing, from this creative collaboration came a gorgeous six piece collection.

Handbags used at Charlie Le Mindu that have hair fringed and braiding from 100% human hairHandbags used at Charlie Le Mindu that have hair fringed and braiding from 100% human hair

Handbags used at Charlie Le Mindu that have hair fringed and braiding from 100% human hair

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This wasn’t the one and only collaboration Danielle’s label has excelled in but also with Charlie May a UK fashion label that launched in 2012. The two London designers created nine pieces to complement Charlie May’s Ready To Wear collection. When speaking to Twin Factory writer Mariella Agapiou about the collaboration Charlie said “I love that Danielle’s bags are so raw” and when speaking about the design duo working happily together she said “Danielle had already been thinking up shapes when I brought in the leathers and designs for my AW13 collection. I’ve always wanted to work with clear plastic too, which matched perfectly to my icy inspiration.” (Read the full interview with Twin Factory here) The collection showcased clear plastic clutches to textured burgundy cross body bags, paired with the gorgeous clean cut lines of Charlie May’s collection.

A chic creation with Charlie May x Danielle FosterA chic creation with Charlie May x Danielle Foster

A chic creation with Charlie May x Danielle Foster

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Danielle isn’t slowing down yet with her Autumn Winter 2014 collaboration with Jessie Harris, a UK jewelry label established in 2012. With bags featuring the craftsmanship of Miss Harris with handmade solid brass clasps and a beautiful jewellery line. All this hard work is paying off with so many of her bags becoming fashion bloggers favorite, so make sure to follow Danielle on her website here, facebook here and instagram feed here.

Fashion Writer: Aicha Robertson
Editor: Florence Bailey