Tyler Ellis Introduces SS21 "Miami" Capsule Collection
For Summer 2021, Tyler Ellis, the Los Angeles based accessory designer and daughter of fashion icon Perry Ellis has launched a capsule collection of beach and poolside accessories which compliment the red carpet clutches that she is internationally renowned for.
Combining the designer’s signatures of discerning luxury, functional design and artisanal craftsmanship, the new line draws its inspiration from Miami.
"The ‘Miami’ Collection was inspired by the tropical day-to-night scene that one experiences when living Miami’s seductive "La Vida Loca" lifestyle. The intricately designed leather/patent leather trimmed PVC bags offer a water resistant durability perfect for sipping champagne by The Faena’s exclusive pool and transition flawlessly for a late dinner at Carbone. The ‘Miami’ Collection is also ideal for sporting events and concerts as they are fashion conscious, available in an assortment of “team” colours and stadium approved.” Tyler Ellis
Each design from the new capsule is hand-crafted by indigenous Italian artisans in the famed leather region of Le Sieci in Tuscany, and constructed from a reconstituted PVC derived from recycled plastics from post industrial scrap.
Due to the international Co-vid travel restrictions, Tyler was unable to access new material samples from Lineapelle, the bi-annual leather fair in Milan, and instead chose to repurpose hides from her existing archive by adding a laminated coat to update the texture and appearance of the leather. These reconditioned leather swatches originally sourced from specialists Hermes Cuirs Precieux (the vertically integrated supplier division of the French fashion house) were used to make the water resistant leather accents that frame the “Miami” collection of bags.
Tyler founded her eponymous label in 2011 after realizing that the market for luxury handbags was largely dominated by brands controlled by the global conglomerates and that there was a niche in the market to create an independent label whose design and quality could rival or match those of the big fashion houses and offer the consumer a product that was both individual and authentic without a big logo. Today the Tyler Ellis brand is well-known in multiple luxury circles and her handbags and clutches have become a red carpet staple among A-list celebrities like Cate Blanchett, Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Lopez, Lupita Nyong’O, Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Kylie Jenner to name a few.