'Wolsey' is a satchel from my senior collection 'American Noble'. This collection was inspired from my family crest and the ancient art of Heraldry.
Growing up I always had a very romantic idea of my family history. Since we were once from Ireland my thoughts always turned to old castles, thatched roofs, and even wondered if we could have been kings and queens. If we were not I was at least convinced I would Love the sweeping green and constant winds of magical Ireland.
The 'Wolsey' bag has rich fur and warm Aniline leathers to reference the story of my inspiration, and even carries a reference to a medieval silhouette. A silhouette seen on a statue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Repeat Pattern lining was a collaboration with fellow SCAD student Anna Vetter. We collaborated to add a place for more heraldic inspiration to come through, and specifically here for a direct reference to my Slattery crest. The lining is printed on 100% Silk.
Design: Alan Slattery - SCAD Accessory Design
Construction: Alan Slattery - SCAD Accessory Design
Lining(Design, Pattern, Printing): Anna Vetter - SCAD Fibers Major