Capsule Paris Men's Preview: Campbell Cole

December 08, 2014 BY WATM STAFF


Designers Ian Campbell Cole and Felicity Baggett first joined forces in 2012, combining their expertise to transform Campbell Cole from a modest range of nylon and leather bags to the full line of minimal, Made in England accessories.

Campbell Cole bags and small leather goods are designed with the express goal of enhancing the everyday life of their owners through a meticulous form-meets-function sensibility. Each piece employs a number of production techniques – from hand-stitching to embossing – to ensure long use and ample character.


The Campbell Cole team takes a uniquely hands-on approach to their design process, sampling each piece in their studio before the finalized pattern is handed over to their factories to produce. The result ensures that Cole and Baggett's singular point of view - emphasizing sculptural references and careful detailing - is readily apparent in each piece, which are then executed by factories steeped in experience with luxury leather production.


Campbell Cole is divided into two sub-sets, the appropriately-named Simple Collection, featuring goods crafted from Italian vegetable tanned leather for everyday use, and the Annex Collection of contemporary items inspired by architectural motifs.

You can see more of what Campbell Cole has to offer at Capsule Paris Men's from January 23rd through 25th.