Kiki Niesten–Bag bag
A handbag in the shape of those little bags that inevitably appear below the eyes of every fashionista. With Kiki Niesten, of the eponymous fashion shop in Maastricht, willing to serve as the model.
The bag bag is literally modelled after the lines and wrinkles beneath Niesten’s eyes, and made from a leather that the creators found to have ‘the same patina and structure as human skin’.
Sander Plug: ‘The idea behind the design is something that’s hardly ever expressed in fashion: ageing and fatigue.’ Lernert Engelberts: ‘We think Kiki is very brave to have done this with us.’
Commissioned by Kiki Niesten
Design & Photography: Lernert & Sander
Handcrafted by leather studio Niyona
Production: Maarten Le Roy @ Adult
Light assistant: Ram van Meel @ Umstjatka
Styling: Thomas Vermeer
Visagie: Mascha Meijer @ House of Orange
Assistant: Casper Braat
Intern: Robben Fuhler