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Kelly Beeman: Fashion illustrator for Onesixone

Nov 7, 2018 | by Onesixone Bags

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Fashion artist and illustrator Kelly Beeman is the third artist to collaborate with luxury handbag brand Onesixone. She has also worked with Elie Saab, Loewe and J.W. Anderson

Who she is

Kelly Beeman is a self-taught fashion illustrator based in New York.

She has worked with a number of renowned brands including Elie Saab, Tory Burch, Loewe and J.W. Anderson.

Her work has been published in Vogue China, Vogue Korea, Marie Claire Italy, InStyle, Interview Magazine and Numero Tokyo.

Though she considers herself shy, Kelly remains active on social media, where she shares her work, inspiration and even her studio; a window into her world where one can appreciate and come to understand each brushstroke.

Works and inspiration

Her work features black and white contours that paint a portrait of a vibrant world composed by garments and items in daily life. There is a focus on figures; principally women with angular faces and intense gazes.

Beeman is deeply interested in the relationship between fashion and culture, and is inspired by fashion as an aspect that is always present in daily life. By “dressing” the characters in her paintings, she uses fashion as a tool to create personalities, stories and context. She explores the meaning of trends and personal appearance in modern culture.

Her connection and prominence in the fashion world is essential, which is why her personalized collection for Onesixone was a natural collaboration.

 

Bags Beyond Kelly Beeman

Beeman’s work for Onesixone features unique designs created specifically for the bags. In her own words, “In my creation for Onesixone, I was inspired by the idea of connection, approach and human conflict in a series of works in which fragments of faces, bodies and nature form an abstract representation of unity”.

Though Kelly Beeman currently resides in New York, during her collaboration with the leather handbag brand the artist enjoyed intense days of work and inspiration in Ubrique alongside creative director Adrian Salvador; to create what is now available as Bags Beyond Kelly Beeman.

In addition to the brand’s iconic Gaia bag, her collection contains a new and entirely different model. The Gea bag enjoys its own harmony and meaning.
For this collection, illustrator Kelly Beeman has represented her work in a completely new technique for the brand: embroidery. It is a technique that has a powerful metaphoric meaning; to be alive is to be interlaced with other living beings.

In the Gaia Small model we discover two evening bags, one in blue with black embroidery, and the other in white with monochromatic embroidery and metallic handles. It is exquisiteness refined in a bag; a work of art engraved in leather.

We also find the models Girls and Chairs and Youth, characterized by a color and a powerful feminine spirit.

The largest version of the Gaia is has three different designs. The Nature and Face models stand out with a range of blue tones and the presence of women and traces of nature that characterize Kelly Beeman’s work.

The spectacular Bodies Nude’s motive is in line with the values that make Onesixone a brand that promote the empowerment of today’s woman.
Finally, there is the new Gea model, which follows the parameters set by the golden ratio with a geometric shape. Its design culminates with an additional gold chain and leather inner lining.

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ONESIXONE, a finalist in the 2016 National Craftsmanship Awards

Oct 20, 2017 | by Onesixone Bags

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ONESIXONE has become to be finalist of the XI Edition of the National Handicraft Awards in the category of product, awarded to the best handmade products or collection, during the last two years.

The brand, dedicated to the manufacture of luxury handbags, adds this award, recognise by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitivity , to the portfolio of a firm with a great international expansion.

ONESIXONE brings together fashion, art and craftworks in its final product. The firm looks for the design of luxury bags, based on trends and art.

The harmony and perfection of its design style is due to the conception of the shapes, inspired by the Golden Ratio, which give name to the brand (161 … ONESIXONE)

That purity of lines and balance represents the beauty of the woman that wears the bag. And the craftsmen are the most suitable to pamper the skin forms of the best quality with which they are made.

For each new collection, the artist, who is carefully selected, works with the creative director of the brand Adrian Salvador, and the jeweller Helena Rohner. The total is more than the sum of the parts and a unique product is designed.

The next step of the creation process of the product is the handcrafted part. Once the models to be created are designed, the next labour is in hand of the prestigious professionals of Ubrique. They are professionals of the handcrafts that have been working for many years with high quality materials, like the leather used to produce those luxury units of this brand.

The work obtained after this process is unique, interceded by an artist, numbered and signed by him, and it also includes the certificate that is an authentic limited-edition piece of 161 units. Those 161 units is what makes the brand exclusive. A product destines to the person that looks for something unique that mix art and tradition with handcraft.

The ONESIXONE brand can be found on the looks of endless celebrities and distinguished people, that goes from the ex-First Lady Michelle Obama to influencers like the Spanish Maria Bernard, Adriana Abascal, Fiona Ferrer, Joana Nolasco, Rachel Zoe, Michael Salas, Gabriela Palatchi, Mara Teigen, Jessi Malay, Thania Peck or even Lady Gaga.

Even different Real Houses are able to enjoy this exclusive and limited pieces of art.

ONESIXONE is present in the world of beauty, luxury and art that this brand emits, and that can be appreciated both in the bags and the women that bet for them. There are many magazine articles in which the brand and the bag have appeared.

Magazines such as Vogue, YoDona, SModa, Bazaar, Madame, Match, Cosmopolitan, Elle, and even the New York Times have echoed this luxury brand.

ONESIXONE have presence in shops of the whole world, in different boutiques of recognised prestige.

In Europe, it can be found in the United Kingdom, concretely at Fenwick in London. Also, it is in France, in 51 Montaigne, Cannes and in Spain you can find the bags at El Corte Inglés in Serrano Street in Madrid or at El Corte Inglés of Marbella.

In the USA, ONESIXONE is present in the shop Theo Clothier. In Canada concretely in Toronto at Hugo Nicholson. And in Brazil at Via Flores.

In the Middle East, it can be found in the United Araba Emirates at the O Concept Shop in Dubai and at Tryano in Aby Dhabi. In addition, there are also ONESIXONE bags in Arabia Saudi at Rubiayat.

Lastly, it is also present in Asia, specifically in Japan and South Corea. The shops are Strasburgo in Tokyo, My Boon and Galleria Seoul in South Corea.

In addition to the own store in the web: tester.onesixonebag.com, in Fenwick and on the luxury section of El Corte Inglés.

ONESIXONE, a firm in full expansion, where art, crafts and fashion unite to give a turn to luxury, representing the elegance and beauty of contemporary women.

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