Tuesday, 8 October 2013

#FiorelliInspiration: Our Trip to China

The inspirations for our gorgeous designs come from around the world, and if you've been following our #FiorelliInspiration hashtag across our social channels, you’ll have seen that our Brand Manager Sue, and Senior Designer Lisa have recently been all the way to China! So, from cultural musings to next season’s inspirations, here's a glimpse into their trip.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! The Chinese take upon the morning dish was completely different  to our usual slice of toast and cup of tea, and we were left spoilt for choice! 

Our daily commute over to the factories was a lot more interesting too. We'd switch the inside of a jam packed tube carriage for this any day! Did we mention that our trip coincided with a super typhoon?! - The worst in around 30 years. We took the photo above in its aftermath. 

If you're wondering what exactly's influencing our next collection, here's a sneak peek of one of our inspirational mood boards that we compiled whilst at one of our factories.

 Here we are are finalising our colour selection for next season's range. It's an exciting stage, as we really begin to get a feel for what the collection will look like. 

Another important step is deciding which fabrics that we'll use next season. Here are a few of our inspirations.

We sampled many new things whilst in China, and one of the most memorable was this quirky looking Dragon fruit! It's such a beautiful pink tone too... Who knows, you may see a Fiorelli handbag in this colour-way one day, as design inspiration really can come from anywhere!

Whether you're a budding designer or love to style your own looks, we want to know what inspires you. Share your stories with us on Twitter or inspirational photos with us on Instagram at @Fiorelli_Bags using the #FiorelliInspiration hashtag - we can't wait to hear what inspires you!

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