Carmen Woods is a luxury leather handbag brand focusing on craft inspired techniques such as pleating, patch work, appliqué and print. Using simple modern shapes and trend focused colours their designs fall under three labels; Carmen (main collection), CW (diffusion range) and CWP (Carmen Woods Print) which focuses on digital prints mixed with leather.
As an emerging, versatile designer, Carmen Woods has been featured in various key publications such as ‘Vogue.co.uk’, ‘In Style’, ‘Grazia’, ‘Stylist’, ‘Elle.com’ and ‘The Metro’. Recently their collection was used in the whole series of BBC 1’s ‘The Hustle’ and BBC2’s ‘Twenty Twelve’.
Carmen Woods always focuses on great quality, from their British based production to the materials used, such as Italian leather and robust zips. However their retail price points are still competitive ranging throughout their three diverse collections.
Through ‘Silkfred’ Carmen Woods sells two of their collections; CW Animal Skin and Carmen Woods Print. The CW Animal Skin Range mixes beautifully coloured leathers within striking appliqué patterns inspired from animal skins such as zebra and tiger.
The Carmen Woods Print Collection focuses on the latest digital printing techniques and mixes fabrics such as canvas with the most sumptuous leather, reworking the concept of luxury. For each and every design, the subject matter is artistically arranged their into stunning montages, then captured up close in mesmerizing prints - prints which would equally be suited as an art piece as on a handbag.