Creative Director of Nella Bella, Tarek Al-Azbat (who is also a dear friend and fellow mega Madonna fan) held his Fall/Winter 2013 preview at the new event space of St. James Cathedral in Toronto a couple of weeks ago. Nella Bella is a widely-known handbag line within fashion circles and it’s not unusual to spot quite a few stylish people carrying one around the tents during fashion week. The brand that has been around for over six years now is proudly vegan (meaning no animal products are used in any of its materials) and also carries wallets, tote bags and now… scarves!
Collaborating with Dylan Uscher of Dylanium Knits (who was the winner of the first ever Eveleen Dollery Award in 2012 from Passion For Fashion), Nella Bella introduced NB KNIT, 100% acrylic yarn scarves available in black or red in two styles: cowl and contour – which can be worn in various styles. I’m always thrilled to pass on success stores from those who have gone through the program – Congratulations Dylan!
While Nella Bella’s classics, including the top-selling London bag return each season, what caught my eye was the new Special Edition Foil bags. (I’m a sucker for anything shiny.) I love this quote from the media release:
“Fall is a season for change,” says Mr. Al-Azbat. “Fashion needs to reflect this transition. Our collection for fall 2013 features bold solid materials. Be strong. Be forthright. Exert yourself!”
Nella Bella is available internationally, to find out where visit nella-bella.com.