A good purse is hard to find. Functionality, quality, and style hold equal importance—three fronts on which designer Hayden Lasher delivers with her eponymous three-piece collection of New York–made handbags. Lasher’s first release, the Belgian bag established her tradition of using a single bow for adornment—an homage to her great uncle Henri Bendel, creator of the Belgian Shoes label. The simplicity of Lasher’s designs illustrates a belief of Bendel’s: the best accessories aren’t there to make a statement; they’re there to complement the woman. The bow seems like a wink and a nudge to this mantra, tying Lasher’s collection together not with a knot, but a family value.
December 21, 2016