Monday, January 9, 2012
Gimme' Some SKIN! Meet Accessory Designer: Constance Victory Small
After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design, she immediately went to work for supermodel turned designer Alek Wek, assisting with accessory production for the line Alek Wek 1933, Ltd. She has also worked alongside top fashion stylist Patti Wilson, assisting with styling editorial shoots for Vogue Italia, Vogue China, Numero magazine and Baby Phat and Just Cavalli runway shows. In addition to her work modeling in fashion magazine publications, she has also styled some of Hollywood’s most intriguing A-listers including Scarlett Johansen, and Olivia Wilde.
In the Fall of 2007 during a two month stay in Florence, Italy, Constance was so mesmerized by the stained glass windows and architectural motifs of Florentine Renaissance churches and Milanese Gothic cathedrals, she decided to create a line of day and evening bags inspired by this classic yet avante-garde old world aesthetic. The brand was christened Victoire Focx, and launched its first collection March 1st, 2009 in Milan, Italy during Milan fashion week.
Exotic leather patchwork is a staple to the collections aesthetic, and such elaborate detail helps distinguish the bags from its competitors within the luxury goods industry. All bags are lined with the signature "Victoire-ian" purple suede, reminiscent of the royal purple hue worn by Roman emperors and Florentine aristocrats. Though currently functioning as a bespoke service, Victoire Focx is positioned as an aspirational brand encompassing all custom leather goods accessories for the woman with uniquely regal aesthetic sensibilities. The brand currently operates as a bespoke service, with leather goods being sold online at the website (www.victoirefocx.com), private trunk show events, and at various pop up store locations. Bags, belts, gloves, cuffs, and recently produced leather cocktail dresses can be customized to the clients liking.
What an amazing collection....such craftsmanship!