The new leather goods house for the woman in pursuit of La Dolce Vita
Welcomes ESPIE ROCHE – the new leather goods house born in Florence crafting exquisite bags and accessories – launches into the luxury arena with their Italian-inspired debut collection. Founded by an Australian-born team of Hermione Espie Underwood and twins Airlie and Alexandra Roche Hamilton; the brand is set to bring beautifully constructed, functional and timeless bags crafted from carefully chosen materials to the global market. The house is named after the founder’s mother’s maiden names, exemplifying the importance of la mamma Italiana and the transmission of her beautiful style and passion for excellence. The focus on Italian craftsmanship, practicality, authenticity and aesthetic perfection ensures each piece is set to transcend seasons and generations.
The ESPIE ROCHE debut collection sees a curated edit of four styles in five vibrant hues, available in both calf and precious crocodile. Destined to become sartorial favourites are the Chain Clutch, Over-theshoulder Satchel and Portrait and Landscape Totes, with design accents reflecting the geometric shapes of the Duomo in Florence (metal hardware) and Ponte Vecchio (handle). The playful colour palette stems from a favourite vintage poster of Capri; giving birth to brand signature Limoncello (yellow), which captures the vibrant hue of southern Italy’s lemon liqueur, Ravello (cobalt blue), reflecting the crisp waters off the Amalfi coast and Aperol (orange), aptly named after the eye-catching Milanese aperitif of choice. The four styles will also be available in Nero (black) and Pietra (grey), a colour matched to a local Tuscan stone.
Italy unquestionably plays a vital role for ESPIE ROCHE, with the founders having travelled extensively throughout the country from Milan to Pisa to Bagno a Ripoli to Scandicci, to select and work with only the best Italian artisans in every category, ensuring that traditional know-how, quality of hardware, straps and skins were chosen. The collection signals a new development in the existing calf and precious skins market, challenging competing luxury leather goods houses without compromising quality for quantity.
Bold yet discreet. Playful yet sophisticated. Modern yet timeless – ESPIE ROCHE embodies the very essence of Italian coquettishness, empowering every woman to be feminine. Whether a wife, mother, friend or lover, an ESPIE ROCHE woman will always be, without a doubt, una donna.