Irina Shayk and Stella Maxwell Designed ‘It Girl’ Bags for The Kooples
Models, cool girls and Victoria’s Secret Angels Irina Shayk and Stella Maxwell can add “handbag designer” to their resumes. In addition to serving as the faces of The Kooples’ fall 2018 campaign, Shayk and Maxwell were enlisted by the French brand to create two new handbags that reflect their personal style.
Shayk’s handbag, The Irina, was “made with a Russian doll in mind”—dipped in a slew of different shades like bright red, leopard, and black, and an array of finishes, including crocodile.
“I loved collaborating with The Kooples, as there is such a strong sense of family, and care in everything they create,” Shayk tells ELLE.com. “They gave me a lot of creative freedom in designing a bag that not only I would wear, but is also convenient to the life I lead, and practical to use on a daily basis. It was so fun to design a bag alongside Stella Maxwell, and see our personal styles being translated in the bags we created.”
Maxwell’s Stella Bag reflects the model’s rock-glam look, with sleek calf-skin leather, studs and pyramid quilting. The Stella Bag is also available in three different sizes with—bonus!—lots of pockets. ‘It girls’ need to stay organized, too.