If sleek is what you seek, look no further than minimalist handbags and accessories by Spanish designer Isaac Reina, who stakes his brand on a "non-design concept," he describes as "almost invisible." After slogging through so many overblown press releases on a daily basis, this strikes us as pretty refreshing.
There have been some minimalist tendencies circulating this season, from the rise of Celine to Jil Sander's lauded spring 2011 collection, so Reina's stripped-down leather goods feel particularly of-the-moment. His simple structured satchels have a sort of factory-line appeal, but what distinguishes them is an immaculate attention to detail and super luxe materials.
We're coveting his "Radical Longer Handbag" with a slim rectangular design and simple top handle, along with a matching leather "Pleat Clutch," which could easily double as a wallet. Check out select pieces from Isaac Reina's winter 2010 collection in person at Project No.8's Orchard Street shop, or peruse his lookbook online at www.isaacreina.com.