Sunday, 22 June 2014

Mark Cross’ Grace Box collection

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Not only is the glamorous life of one of Hollywood's most iconic actresses the inspiration behind one of this summer's movies, Grace of Monaco, but Grace Kelly is also the muse for the collection of one of America's most notable accessory designers this season.

Although not a name you would necessarily recognise, Mark Cross, the American brand originally founded in 1845 and at one point financed by Ernest Hemingway, is committed to producing high quality classic handbags with contemporary modifications. Known for their vintage designs, this season the fashion brand are inspired by the overnight case used by Grace Kelly in the 1954 film Rear Window. Made from polished Italian leather, this collection of small box trunks includes a lamb skin interior for added luxury and the signature Mark Cross brass lock. Available in an array of colours ranging from a mustard yellow to a classic nude, Cross' collection also features a number of designs hosting gold studs, for a distinct modern approach to reforming a minimalistic accessory. Mark Cross' compact bag may be petite in appearance, with the smallest sized bag measuring 7.5"x5.5"x3.5", but is more than capable of storing beloved daily essentials. A sophisticated accessory suitable for both formal and casual attire, Mark Cross' trunk box bag is an elegant, timeless investment, paying significant homage to 1950's fashion.