Crocodile mini hand-covered chain bags by Nancy Gonzalez
Luxury handbag designer Nancy Gonzalez will show her spring collection at Saks Fifth Avenue in the Bal Harbour Shops this Thursday. Ever inspired by her native Colombia, Gonzalez’ brand is rife with bright, bold color and exotic skins—from python to crocodile to other wild things. “I travel to various places around the globe with my little camera and record visual inspiration that nourishes my creativity,” says the designer. “Once I return to Colombia, I compose an elaborate inspiration board with my drawings and a collage of a million things that have caught my eye, as well as a color palette that creates a delicious visual story.”
After hitting the inspiration board, the vibrant designs are individually handcrafted by Colombian artisans. This year, Gonzalez has also developed a "New Work Tote" to be sold exclusively through Saks; the soft portfolio clutch will be large enough to carry a tablet but still practical for day-to-night use (a Miami must). Thursday's guests will have the opportunity to chat with Gonzalez while shopping her latest collection. The event will take place in Saks' first floor handbag department from 3 to 5 p.m. Get a first look at the new spring styles in the slideshow below.