Anya Hindmarch

Anya Hindmarch’s prolific career as an accessories designer began on a trip to Florence, where she was inspired by a leather drawstring duffle bag popular among fashion-forward Italian women. After success importing these handbags to her native Britain, she launched her namesake label in 1987. Hindmarch’s women’s creations present a unique marriage between Italian craftsmanship and British wit, blending classic tailoring with the highly personalized DIY aesthetic seen in her best-selling leather stickers. Her label’s handbags and accessories are embellished with bold, tongue-in-cheek graphics, comic book typography, and a signature Smiley logo.