FASHION FIND: SOFIA AL ASFOOR

The Classic Shield.

The Classic Shield.

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.

Luxury Handbag Designer, Sofia Al Asfoor.

Luxury Handbag Designer, Sofia Al Asfoor.

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.”

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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.”

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The Bespoke Shield.

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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!

Shahs of Sunset star Lily Ghalichi posing with her vibrant yellow Classic Shield!

Shahs of Sunset star Lily Ghalichi posing with her vibrant yellow Classic Shield!

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Ciara posing with her blue Classic Shield and the designer Sofia Al Asfoor!

Ciara posing with her blue Classic Shield and the designer Sofia Al Asfoor!

Check out the newest edition The Cluster Shield, a pyramid- shaped clutch launching later this Summer.

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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?

Can’t make it to The Saks Fifth Avenue in Dubai or Bahrain? Check out priveporter.com for information on obtaining this luxurious piece!

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Interview quotes: http://stripedandspotted.com/2012/09/06/design-files-sofia-al-asfoor-exclusive-interview-with-stripedandspotted-com/

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15 Comments

    • Sorry! I just update the post! The bags range from $3,000-$45,000. The exotic leathers, like ostrich, are going to be expensive, plus the bags are handcrafted so it’s a hefty price for a reason. Sold at Saks Fifth Avenue in Dubai and Bahrain. Check out http://priveporter.com they can get any and all of the world’s luxuries sent to you!

  1. Sorry! I just update the post! The bags range from $3,000-$45,000. The exotic leathers, like ostrich, are going to be expensive, plus the bags are handcrafted so it’s a hefty price for a reason. Sold at Saks Fifth Avenue in Dubai and Bahrain. Check out http://priveporter.com they can get any and all of the world’s luxuries sent to you!

    • Yes they are! Everyone from reality stars and celebrities are wearing this. All it takes is someone like Beyoncé to carry this and it will be everywhere!

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