Shredded Purse (Red, Black, Ochre) by Georganne Alex
Painstakingly collaged from tiny strips of shredded fabric, the bold design of this purse is captured with a grid of fine stitches across the surface, creating a textural and visual sensation. Fully lined and lightly padded for a luxurious feel, this 7 x 9 inch purse has a braided, 52-inch shoulder strap. (We find this to be an excellent length for most, but it can be knotted to make it shorter if desired.)
The front panel of the purse features a shredded fabric design in red, black and ochre, while the back panel is a solid piece of vintage kimono fabric in patterned ochre.
About the maker: Personality, culture, history, and art are woven into the vintage material that Santa Barbara, CA-based designer Georganne Alex has chosen for her line of accessories and clothing. Nowhere is this more apparent than in her use of the Japanese kimono, a primary source for inspiration and design in Georganne’s work.
Known for her flat weaving of kimono fabric, Georganne has been perfecting her craft for four decades. She practices both on-loom and off-loom weaving which makes her work a fusion of techniques as well as fabrications.
A committed environmentalist, she enjoys working with existing materials from previously worn garments because it is an ecologically responsible way to design. A “Georganne Alex” design is infused with a timeless elegance that will tell stories for generations.