Bahraini designer Sofia Al Asfoor is the creative genius behind the coveted bag, simply known as The Shield. What is The Shield you ask? It’s only the most luxurious piece of art worn on your arm! These stunningly beautiful pieces of fashion come in three collections: The Classic Shield, The Exotic Shield and The Bespoke Shield.
Sofia grew up in the Arabian Gulf and attended the London College of Fashion, New York’s Parsons, and Istituto Europeo di Design where she perfected her love of luxury goods. Between her talent and education, it isn’t surprising to know she is very hands on with her designs. All of the bags are hand crafted with the finest choice in leathers. Aside from the exotic collection, which features exotic leathers such as ostrich, the classic shield is made of “Calf leather lined with lamb skin”. Pyramids are the signature symbol of these bags and are definitely a 3-D fashion statement that stands apart amongst other designers’ work.
The Classic Shield. “I have worked with tanneries on creating a unique “blue” processed exclusively for my collections, and that blue is the statement colour of the brand.”
The Exotic Shield. “The bespoke Exotic Shield is exclusively tailored to the customers requirements, ordering the skins from the highest outsourced tanneries around the world then crafted individually in Spain. Each piece is a unique creation requiring over 52 hours of craftsmanship by the artisans of Europe.”
The Bespoke Shield.
Debuting at Saks Fifth Avenue in Dubai and Bahrain, The Shield has been taking the fashion world by storm for over a year, ending up on the arms of A-list celebrities and fashionistas. With it’s intricate details, hand crafted design and luxurious leather it is clear that this handbag is here to stay!
Check out the newest edition The Cluster Shield, a pyramid- shaped clutch launching later this Summer.
The Shield’s hefty price ranges from $3,000 to $45,000, with the exotic leathers being more costly. Will The Shield be a must have bag for you?
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