The smallest and no doubt the cutest of the SS18 collection is the Lou Lou Pouch - a mini bucket bag.
Dating back to the 1900's the bucket bag originates from the original drawstring pouches for ladies to carry their essentials delicately in this pouch style handbag.
After the release of this collection last summer and an amazing response from both our trade customers in the UK and internationally as well as our online stores we are very happy that our stockists both at home and abroad are enjoying being able to share these new designs with both customers old and new.
Our versatile Sophy Clutch (and Shoulder Bag)
The Sophy Clutch was originally designed in 2016 to both accompany and be a small alternative to the larger styles within the collection.
We have eagerly awaited the release of our new collection of handbags. Our Smith Bag is a classic top-handled tote bag and adds a suitable wow-factor to the work-ready wardrobe of the contemporary woman.
Last summer we were lucky enough to experience the beauty of Calala Island. A tiny idyllic private island in the Caribbean. It was an adventurous experience, an 8 seater plane journey from the capital of Nicargua Managua to Bluefields on the east coast.
SHERENE MELINDA’s latest international trip was to the British Fashion Event in Bilbao.
Described by Creative Director Sherene as 'the world's most perfect working space' the landmark Starrett Lehigh Building, in New York's Chelsea neighbourhood was the setting for yet another successful international show for SHERENE MELINDA.
To promote the launch of the upcoming collection, SHERENE MELINDA attended Scoop in the Summer at London’s Saatchi Gallery from the 16th to the 18th July.
Surely there is nothing more exciting for Sherene Melinda than to have a new collection for trade buyers to view and for customers to look forward to. Having already had excellent shows and reviews in Los Angles and Paris this year it seemed only fitting to find a perfect summer event for London.
Shades of pink, yellow, lime green, apple green and orange were selected for the industry’s biggest catwalks showing this season’s staples. Mixing these bright tones with earthier browns, greys and neutrals set the trend for this summer.
The New Collection
launched online last November with an inspirational focus of universality and a cosmopolitan lifestyle. The Satchel
bag is one of three in the collection and fully embodies the designer’s concept and vision of creating something that will find a place in the varied styles and cultures of international fashion.
In the wake of fashion’s newest season SHERENE MELINDA
have been exhibiting at various international trade shows. After finishing Premiere Classe
in Paris, we set off for the hills of Hollywood and the California Market Centre to exhibit the New Collection in the U.S for the first time.
travelled to Paris this month in preparation for international trade show Premiere Classe. The prestigious event took place at the symbolic Jardin des Tuileries over four days, attracting some of the fashion industry’s biggest buyers from across the world.
This week Creative Director Sherene answered several questions about the New Collection in the lead up to it’s appearance at international trade shows Premiere Classe in Paris and Source British in Los Angeles.
In the summer of 2015, SHERENE MELINDA attended our first trade show in London. This March we are embarking to the west coast of America to exhibit at the brand new trade show Source British.
The beginning of the year was like the calm before the storm, as we finalised the designs of our New Collection
and prepared ourselves for an eventful summer and rest of the year. We kicked off proceedings with a welcomed invitation to the Queen’s 90th Birthday
, a special perk for exhibiting at The Royal Windsor Horse Show.
The New Collection
at SHERENE MELINDA
is now available for sale on the website and we’ve already received several orders following the highly anticipated release. At SHERENE MELINDA, one of our main goals is to design handbags that are universally appealing and because of this, the New Collection features the brand’s first unisex bag – the Leather Backpack
The satchel’s simple shape makes it an ideal accessory for carrying items and this has made it useful throughout history for a variety of purposes. Its generally small shape make it ideal for travelling long distances alongside the comfort of the strap, which can either be worn across the body or over the shoulder.
Being at The Spirit of Christmas Fair last week has got us in the festive mood and with the season of giving approaching we thought it time to share with you five SHERENE MELINDA handbags
that would make for an ideal present.
Following our collaboration
with Éthologie at this year’s London Fashion Week, we're now looking back at the runways of the world’s biggest Fashion Weeks, where one theme that stood out this year was the designers’ use of colour combinations, some of which are shown below.
After completing Africa Fashion Week London 2016
, we were presented with the opportunity of collaborating with contemporary fashion brand Éthologie on the showcase of their New Collection at this year’s London Fashion Week.
Summer at SHERENE MELINDA brought a spell of fully booked diaries. With the New Collection
completed and a successful debut to the trade at this year’s Scoop in the City, we were fortunate enough to make our mark on the catwalk of AFWL once again.
SHERENE MELINDA’s summertime events calendar is fully booked. This week, we’ll be exhibiting at Countryfile Live, a celebration of the British countryside.
After over two years at SHERENE MELINDA, there’s still a space for new experiences. This was the case at the end of July when we stepped through the doors of Old Billingsgate Market for the first time to showcase at Scoop in the City.
Creative Director, Sherene, has been hard at work over the past six months sketching, measuring, sculpting and preparing for the release of the latest collection here at SHERENE MELINDA.
SHERENE MELINDA basked in the sunshine as they offered up their designer handbags at this year’s prestigious Chestertons Polo in the Park.
Today, we have the pleasure of publishing all the highlights from behind the scenes at The Royal Windsor Horse Show.
Last week Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 90th birthday and millions across the country joined in congratulating her on this special occasion. Of these 90 years, 64 have been spent on the throne, an astonishing achievement and milestone.
At the beginning of this year, we announced the news
that we were to be involved with a special event called Life is Wonderful. We were pleased to donate our pink and taupe Ella leather tote bag
for a privately held auction. The intended purpose of this auction was to raise money and awareness for Global Citizen, an organisation dedicated to fighting worldwide poverty and inequality.
Having gone through a number of seasons and created several collections, styles, colour combinations and many handbags, it's been a busy yet prosperous two years at SHERENE MELINDA
The Ideal Home Show has often been associated with its primary function of offering homeowners a vast selection of the finest home décor and garden furniture. However in recent years, the show has aimed to grow its offering to customers through promoting its Fashion & Beauty section, giving visitors a selection of high-end jewelry, clothing and beauty products.
Today we have the pleasure of announcing our winner of the Christmas competition to win a Sophy clutch bag
Last month we were fortunate to attend the International Fashion Showcase 2016 at Somerset House, London. In the days that followed, we posted this article
, which took an in-depth look at the theme of utopia that the IFS chose to adopt this year.
Our new collection is finally here! The news that SHERENE MELINDA
was releasing a new range of springbok handbags was first released in July of last year. The Sophy Clutch and Ella Tote then went on to turn heads after being launched on the catwalk of Africa Fashion Week London in August 2015.
With the arrival of 2016, it’s time to look back on another year of SHERENE MELINDA
It was time for Britain’s annual celebration of fashion on Monday at the London Coliseum, as celebrities and designers took to the red carpet to honour the best of British style
is excited to announce the next event in our busy Christmas schedule
is almost here. This Thursday, November 26th
, will be an early start as we make the journey from London to Liverpool for The Ultimate Christmas Fair.
One of the most exciting times in the launch of a new collection is introducing the handbags for the first time. A few weeks ago, we treated you to the first real glimpse of the Ella Tote bag in this blog
, and now it’s time to do the same for the Sophy Clutch
; completing the arrival of the SHERENE MELINDA AW15 collection
Summer seems a distant memory now and with the new collection having been on our minds, The Spirit of Christmas Fair has arrived quickly. Last year we took you on a journey around the fair (click here to read
) and introduced you to some of the great things it had to offer.
has been nominated for a 7th Annual BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) Award for Best Female Fashion Designer 2015! Sherene was feeling humbled as she received the message last night and began to comprehend this exciting news.
Summer has certainly turned to autumn now, the temperature has dropped and we’ve all begun pairing our handbags with our favourite winter coats. Autumn heralds the arrival of October, Halloween and for SHERENE MELINDA, a very special awards ceremony.
It’s been just over 2 months since SHERENE MELINDA
had the pleasure of exhibiting at this year’s Africa Fashion Week London, an event dedicated to celebrating African and African-inspired fashion.
It’s been a busy few months to close out this summer at SHERENE MELINDA
. With a new collection on the way, we know that some of you are brimming with anticipation at the prospect of getting your hands on our latest styles.
For SHERENE MELINDA
, the buzz of Africa Fashion Week London hasn’t worn off, even after several weeks have passed since the show finished. Keeping the excitement alive for us has been thanks to all the positive responses and feedback we’ve received from show organisers, attendees, fellow designers and journalists.
It was a fun-fuelled two days for SHERENE MELINDA
at this year’s Africa Fashion Week London, which took place on Friday 7th
and Saturday 8th
August at Olympia London. Africa Fashion Week is the largest catwalk show dedicated to African and African-inspired fashion in Europe.