I have always admired the sparkling, exquisite designs that Judith Leiber has created for countless celebrities on countless red carpets for countless events and premieres! Glenn Close, Heidi Klum, Jennifer Lopez, Sophia Bush, Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift are just a few celebrities, models and actresses that have been seen carrying decadent Judith Leiber purses. Now, life can be your runway! I'm really excited about this new line of contemporary Leiber bags because it means that more of us have the option to enjoy something special from this timeless designer. Not to be without the certain dazzle that she's well-known for, each bag has an extra-special clasp at the top. Many are adorned with attractive crystals and stones! There are interesting textures that tie into the latest trends, but these bags are statement and investment pieces that can last a lifetime.
This month, Judith Leiber will launch its first-ever contemporary handbag collection, Overture Judith Leiber. Already recognized for timeless accessories and countless celebrity fans, this new, more affordable fashion extension will drive Judith Leiber to not only own the red carpet, but also own the night seven days a week. That being said, the brand’s personality @OvertureGal is now on Twitter. Judith herself will be taking an inside look into the brand- the day to day, the designs, etc. all the while gallivanting around New York City. The Joonbug readers can follow/tweet to her. This is your chance to interact with a top designer -- directly.
The term “overture” is one that Mrs. Leiber originally used in the 1980’s to describe the opening price point styles in her collections. The brand’s current Creative Director, Jana Matheson, revisited this idea and felt that 2012 was the ideal moment for the business to expand on this notion and introduce a full collection of “overture” bags. “As the contemporary market booms, it seemed like the perfect time to take our mastery of the evening bag into a different price point,” explains Matheson. “We see the generations reaching for these bags and we wanted to create something special and fresh for the self-expressive, urban girl.”The modern collection consists of 31 styles of minaudieres, clutches and cross body bags. Clean silhouettes are enhanced by animal prints, foil treatments, embossed pythons and oversized locks. “All the elements are a nod to Mrs. Leiber’s love for exotic skins, and a twist of whimsy, with the dramatized ornaments,” says Matheson. Retailing for $295 - $995, Overture Judith Leiber is more affordable than the Couture line. However, the powerful detailing and the eternal aesthetic that Judith Leiber fans adore is certainly not diluted.