Lulu Guinness’ iconic ‘Lips’ clutch bag is possibly one of our favourite pieces of investment arm candy ever, but the Brit designer’s latest creation gives it a run for it’s money in the must-have stakes.
Lulu has hooked up with artist Joseph Steele – a cutting edge artist dubbed heir to Damien Hirst by the Huffington Post – to create the Lulu Guinness Paint Project, a limited edition collection of clutch bags decorated with Steele’s signature paint explosions.
The adorably named Hug and Hold clutch sports Lulu’s trademark black and red colour palette , as well as her now infamous Lip logo, and the unpredictable paint splatters make each one unique – as does the fact that every bag is signed and numbered by Lulu and Joseph themselves, adding to the luxe, investment feel.
In store and online on July 12th, the £295 price tag makes for a definite arm candy investment, but with Lulu’s design credentials and Joseph’s art world kudos, you’re getting a major double whammy for your money. And just think, as well as carrying it around town, you could frame it or display it as a piece of art work. Trust us, this is a future fashion classic that’s well worth adding to your accessory collection.
By Gemma Gow