Very Fine South enso Collection

I won't harp on yet again about how proud I am of the talent coming out of my hometown of Atlanta.

Let's just say I'm really proud, and we'll leave it at that. (There's also always this post that will give you an idea of the extent of my admiration.)

But anyway.

One of the designers at the center of all of this talent is Very Fine South – Laura Shope's ever-beautiful handbag and accessory line.

Laura just released the enso collection, which was inspired by her love of the "form follows function"  philosophy – and she should know. This gal studied Industrial Design at Georgia Tech, where she learned about the design movements that followed the Industrial Revolution and began to embrace the "less is more" idea and aesthetic. Think early mid-century modern. Simple, yet full of intention.

All of the pieces in the enso collection are crafted from leather tanned in Italy and handmade by Laura in her Atlanta studio. And while I haven't gotten my hands on one these new bags just yet, they look soft and supple as ever.

Very Fine, indeed.

Now that's a damn handbag.

See the complete enso lookbook here or – better yet – pick up one of your own here


Photos by Claudia Bost / Styling by Her New Tribe