An Afternoon at Eayrslee.

February 12, 2015
Though they’d be far too humble to admit it, Joanne Lee and Mimi Eayrs-Jones, are some of Brooklyn’s best when it comes to emerging designers. Having chatted with the girls behind Eayrslee around this time last year (you’ll get the back-story here), I had the pleasure of meeting the bag-designing duo in person at their Greepoint-based studio just last week.

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Currently juggling the tasks of planning the introduction of their SS13 wares to the market and also laying the conceptual concrete for their FW13 collection, Eayrs and Lee are busier than ever with stockists ranging from NY fixtures Gargyle and Thistle & Clover to, as well as their own online store. And it’s hardly surprising, given their knack for conceiving accessories which marry sound structure and practicality with aesthetically pleasing design.
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With their FW12 collection (above) complete, the brand is beginning to move away from the Italian and Argentinian leathers which dominated previous collections, in search of leathers sourced from American tanneries so as to localise the craft and ease the formerly laborious process of quality control.

Oh and they’re lightening up, too, quite literally. SS13 (below) sees Eayrslee combine their considered, faultlessly-constructed core designs with bursts of neon hues from lime green to safety orange – an apt nod to optimism for a label constantly on the up.

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  • Mat October 28, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    really enjoying the bright accents