For Spring/Summer 2015, Dubai-based accessories brand L’Afshar looked to the meaning of precious stones for inspiration, and hence the ‘Birthstone’ collection was born. “I had received great feedback on the white marble clutch from the Fall/Winter 2014 collection, so I took the same concept and developed it further,” designer Lilian Afshar reveals to Savoir Flair. For the spring/summer season, Afshar decided to base each clutch on a different birthstone. “For example, for January I used pink quartz, also known as the ‘love stone’. For November I used citrine, which is known to be the ‘success stone’. I have always been so fascinated by precious stones and raw materials, so the research and development stage of this collection was a lot of fun. Each stone has a different meaning.” The new collection of acrylic clutches was created using a mix of colors to achieve a special marble effect, making the new designs “dreamy, distinctive, and bold” – in Afshar’s own words.
She also teamed up with fellow Iranian designer Leila Kashanipour of LeiVanKash for a special line of colorful, unique clutches. The idea came about over a casual coffee between Afshar and Kashanipour. “What I loved about the collaboration with LVK was incorporating both our brand identities into one product. The clutches are very striking in shape and color. I’m so happy to collaborate with a young established designer who is from the same country too. Persian Power!
Click through the gallery to view the latest pieces from L’Afshar, as well as the brand’s special collaboration with LeiVanKash.
Photos: Courtesy of L’Afshar