Gnome & Bow’s second collection of bags – Jekyll’s Hyde – continues to narrate timeless tales. A modernisation of the Robert Louis Stevenson masterpiece, it explores and reinterprets the ideas of duality, change and acceptance. The label has kept everyone on their toes since the wallet series of the same title was released last Christmas.
The range of bags and wallets were designed to showcase the two contending faces of human nature: the rational, reserved side versus the wilder, more spontaneous inner-self. The question is “Which side will prevail?”
The duality of man is expounded by each bag’s reversibility. One side features a classic Midnight Blue or Forest Green nylon, which speaks of a distinguished Dr. Jekyll. When flipped, the bags reveal a custom printed cotton canvas in Khaki Maverick or Olive Maverick, each motif testament to the unconventional ways of Mr. Hyde. Both characters rival for control via a message that is inscribed on the inner leather base of the bag, a constant hint at the fine line that one might thread between the two contradicting personalities.
The Jekyll’s Hyde bag collection includes the Milton Crossbody Clutch, Kensington Messenger, Strand Briefcase and Clifford Backpack and each bag comes in 2 variants – Midnight Blue or Forest Green. The bags are crafted in a combination of U.S. full grain leather, nylon and cotton canvas.
Gnome & Bow Jekyll’s Hyde is available on www.gnomenbow.com and selected stockists (Keepers, Cumulus, Benjamin Barker, kapok, Naiise, Truefitt & Hill and The Assembly Store). Prices range from SGD245 for the Milton Crossbody Clutch to SGD395 for the Clifford Backpack.