Katherine Kwei's tell-tale trademark is her use of Chinese knotting, which makes for a bag with -- believe it or not -- depth and intrigue. Not just like "oh that's pretty" kinds of bags. Bags that are like "woah... that's actually interesting." And ohh the tactile joys -- you've quite literally got to get your hands on one of her bags to experience the indulgent pursuit of just coming into tactile contact with knotted leather. Oy. Heavenly.
LOOK at that handiwork. And enmeshed with gorgeous off-whites and silvers is about the only way I can think of to make a bright orange bag go from "OMG-MY-EYES-GET-IT-OFF-OF-ME" to "yes indeed."
|($1820, Katherine Kwei, KatherineKwei.com)|
|($600, Katherine Kwei, KatherineKwei.com)|
(Disclosure: I was gifted a bag.)