Escama Studio’s bags immediately made me think of YSL’s trendy cage shoes. But unlike Yves Saint Laurent’s collection, which only looks like metal, these accessories are actually made of aluminum—recycled can tabs to be exact.
Pop top fashion isn’t a new concept and crocheting pull tabs has been a Brazilian craft for quite some time. But the San Francisco-based company strives to put a modern spin on their designs, resulting in cool, polished bags and belts created by artists working in Brazilian co-ops. Last year, the Francisca ($84) made Oprah’s holiday gift list. And you know anything the O recommends has to be good.
Visit www.escamastudio.com to learn more about the line.