Celebrating Ten Years: Message From Founder
BY X NIHILO & WEST 14TH
We’re thrilled to share this collaboration with you.
With a shared love of timeless design, functional fashion and leather – it was an instant connection when meeting founder Jenny Hsieh of award-winning label X NIHILO. We wanted to take our friendship beyond a female founders sharing ideas and co create together.
We welcome the launch of a new heirloom style for our WEST 14TH women to collect, share and resell in partnership with the handbag experts, X NIHILO.
Using West 14TH constants muse New York City as our starting point for the co designing of this handbag, we looked to the beautiful, curved lines in iconic buildings to reflect each brands ethos of creating forever styles that last the decades. This designer handbag shape is a homage to landmarks in NYC. Seeking architectural balance in the curves from the crown and spire of the Art Deco skyscraper the Chrysler Building, the handle silhouette is inspired by the Brooklyn Bridge and the shoulder strap structure referencing the Washington Square Arch.
The colours represent seasonless tones relevant today, tomorrow and into the future. The hardware is in the iconic smoky black tone seen on most of WEST 14TH leather jackets. The mix material of durable cotton canvas anchored by supple leather is a brilliant combination of design and craft. And we love the easy to clean factor and the super-lightweight feeling too!
We transfer these design concepts to the practical needs of our women and the ability to use this tote every day, from work to weekends, from gym to beach, and ultimately from the airport lounge and beyond.
You will be perfectly placed shopping the luxurious stores of Fifth Avenue to cosy boutiques of Oxford Street and everywhere in between when #wearingwest14th Fifth Avenue Tote.
Short for ex nihilo, is a Latin phrase that means “creation out of nothing”. The notion identifies X NIHILO’S aesthetics and vision to craft a sophisticated and honest range of leather bags for the modern women.
We love being #friendsofxnihilo
PHOTOGRAPHER Tāne Coffin
STYLIST Charlotte Stokes
MODEL Cassaerea Jesus
HAIR & MAKE UP Aimie Fiebig