Winding down from Art Basel Miami, I am completely into these bags from the equally prolific Enoc Perez and J. Mendel. There is nothing like a highly creative collaboration between a brilliant fine artist and savvy designer to get your own creative – and stylistic – juices flowing. The union between San Juan-native Perez’s wild, abstract splashes and grids of color and Gilles Mendel’s effortlessly fluid, sensual aesthetic feels totally natural.
Of the seven top-handle totes, each one completely unique in palette and mood. It’s tough to pick a favorite. Whichever winner you choose (they all are, in my book!), this is the right way to carry art on your arm. I see so many bags on a daily basis that it really takes a lot to get my attention. This elevated collaboration has done just that, and these bags are sure to stop everyone in their tracks, from the street to the gallery. To be available at J. Mendel. J. Mendel bags also available at Barneys New York.