Today’s Fashion Headlines: Eddie Borgo Handbags, Cosmopolitan Branches Out to Nigeria, Gucci Museum Floral Art Exhibit

February 16, 2015 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

Eddie Borgo Handbags

Eddie Borgo Presents Handbags

Jewelry designer Eddie Borgo is releasing a new line of handbags for fall inspired by the geometry and functionality of the 50s and 60s. Borgo also looked to the industrial revolution for inspiration, and chose to use aluminum for the bags’ hardware in order to keep them lightweight. The collection features seven styles, all made with Italian leather, in jet black, evergreen, bush and a frosty light purple. The bags were designed with function in mind and feature pockets for lipstick tubes, cell phones and credit cards. The collection ranges from $650 to $3190.

Cosmopolitan Branches Out to Nigeria

Cosmopolitan has launched a new website in Nigeria with support from sponsor Estée Lauder. A local editorial team in Lagos will operate the English-language site, Cosmopolitan.ng. Content from Cosmopolitan’s US, UK and Australia sites may also be published on the Nigerian website. Duncan Edwards, president of Hearst Magazines International, stated that Nigeria is a booming market for personal-care companies such as Lauder, Unilever, L’Oréal, Procter & Gamble and others. Edwards hopes to expand Cosmopolitan’s digital presence to other countries in the sub-Saharan region.

Gucci Museum to Show Floral Art Exhibit

On March 13, the Gucci Museum in Florence, Italy will be opening a contemporary art exhibition titled “The Language of Flowers.”  The exhibit features the work of four artists who used flowers to explore themes such as vanity, memory, politics and the value of art itself. Works shown include “Fantôme (Jasmine),” a sculpture by Moroccan artist Latifa Echakhch, who was inspired by the image of a Lebanese jasmine merchant protecting his floral necklaces with a shirt, and Irving Pen’s “Single Oriental Poppy,” a diptych that combines a black-and-white picture with its colored version, representing the search for perfection and awareness of vanity.

– Kelcie McCurdy

Source: WWD

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