Posts filed under Behind the Scenes

Blue in Bloom

If you follow trend reports and style blogs (clearly, you do), then you’ve probably heard that floral prints are having a moment (clearly, they are). This season, designers scattered flowery motifs all over the runways—not your timid violets and dewy tea roses—but riotous bouquets blooming against dark backgrounds.

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Well, we here at Brahmin love a trend. And we love a floral print. So you can imagine just how excited we were to grow our own version of this look (pun very much intended).

Inspiration for the idea first sprouted (sorry, we had to) when one of our designers at our Massachusetts headquarters opened her notebook and shared a sketch that our team uniformly fell in love with: a wintery palette of pale blue flowers. The custom image was hand-painted in-house, and then printed on croc embossed leather in a shade of midnight blue to add texture and dimension. The result is Navy Madeleines, a perfect hybrid of romance and edge. Pair it with jeans or your most daring heels—it’s as versatile as it is fresh.

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This print feels denim-friendly and season right. It’s a transitional, year-round floral.
— Natalie Volk, Brahmin Designer

So, there you have it. This centerpiece of our new collection is bound to be a conversation piece wherever you take it.  

Put the petal to the metal, and keep on styling. Shop the full collection here

xo Brahmin

Posted on November 1, 2017 and filed under Behind the Scenes.

Behind The Bag

Yesterday, we shared some photos of our handbags' journey through the design process from a vision to reality. Today, take a tour of our factory with some behind the scenes footage as our bags come to life before your very eyes.   

PS - something BIG is happening today. See what all the hype is about and click here

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on July 25, 2017 and filed under Behind the Scenes, Legacy & Craftsmanship.

Brahmin Welcomes Meagan's Moda

It's no secret that Meagan Brandon of the fashion blog Meagan's Moda is one of our blogger besties. She is often seen with a Brahmin on her arm, and she even appeared in our Winter catalog this past year. Between living in Italy and Jordan, we were thrilled to host her here at Brahmin headquarters while she was in the states. 

We loved giving Meagan a tour of our world, from our Newport boutique to our factory and ending the day over endless wine and delicious Italian dining. Here is a glimpse into her day with Brahmin.

 Visiting our design studio to see the design process, learn a little of the inspiration behind the collections, and sneaking a peek of what is to come. 

Visiting our design studio to see the design process, learn a little of the inspiration behind the collections, and sneaking a peek of what is to come. 

 Selecting the leather to design her custom envelope clutch.  (So many choices, how's a girl to choose?!)

Selecting the leather to design her custom envelope clutch. (So many choices, how's a girl to choose?!)

Getting in on the action: cutting the leather in our factory. 

 Visiting the art department and chatting editorial inspiration. 

Visiting the art department and chatting editorial inspiration. 

Having a little fun in the photo studio with her new envelope clutch. (You can never go wrong with black!) 

Thank you so much for coming to visit us, Meagan! We loved having you!

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on May 23, 2017 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion, Behind the Scenes.

Summer 17 Inspiration

Our Summer collection has made its initial debut (if you haven’t yet, go check it out immediately!), and today we are letting you in on a little of what inspired the styles you see. This season, our design team took inspiration from the streets of Havana…spicy flavors, vibrant colors, and lively music that create a feeling of fun perfect for the hot weather. Here are some of the colors, textures, and prints you can look forward to seeing:  

Intrigued? Click here to see the first hints of summer…

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on April 25, 2017 and filed under Behind the Scenes.

Summer Behind The Scenes

Spring weather has finally arrived in New England (hooray!), but we are celebrating the arrival of summer here in the office. Our Summer collection makes its debut next week…are you as excited as we are?

From the beach to the boardwalk to the city streets, our summer photo shoot has all the best elements of LA…and our collection of bright colors, bold textures, and fun accents has all the best elements of summer.

Here is a glimpse behind the scenes, and stay tuned for much more excitement as we reveal the collection next week!

Dreaming of summer...

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on April 21, 2017 and filed under Behind the Scenes.

Spring Behind The Scenes

There’s something about palm trees that instantly puts us in vacation mode. Are you dreaming of warm destinations on this February day, too? Our team hit the streets of LA for our Spring photo shoot, and today we are taking you along with us - lucky you!  You have seen some of the beautiful styles from our Spring collection make their debut (if not, shop here), and now we are pulling back the curtain a little to give you a behind the scenes glimpse into the season.

We had a blast shooting, and you can tell from these photos that our models and style star Louise Roe did, too. Gorgeous handbags paired with gorgeous weather…what’s not to love?

Want to see the finished product? Browse our Spring catalog.  

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on February 23, 2017 and filed under Behind the Scenes.

Behind the Scenes of our Winter Shoot

There’s no place like the city for the holidays (is that how the expression goes?), so New York was the perfect location to shoot our Winter campaign. Set against the sleek surfaces of an urban backdrop, the embellishments, textures, and hues of our Winter collection shine.   

Today we invite you on set with our fabulous crew to get an exclusive glimpse behind the lens. From hair and makeup to models and stylists to photographers, this is where the magic happens. 

Is anyone else itching to get into the holiday spirit?

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on October 18, 2016 and filed under Behind the Scenes.

Toffee Rockdale

You have heard us sing Cocoa Dalton’s praises and we are equally in love with its sister collection, Toffee Rockdale. On the lighter side but with the same beautiful whipstitching and suede accents, this collection is a showstopper this season. 

Today we reveal a third video filmed at our Fall photo shoot…the Thelma Tote featured in one of Fall’s must-have textures.

See the Thelma in motion below, and make it your own here.

Scroll through the full collection below...hurry and choose your favorite before it sells out! 

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on August 10, 2016 and filed under Behind the Scenes.

Fall in Motion

If you love what you have seen of Fall so far, wait until you see one of our most stunning styles in motion. You have probably heard us sing Sonny’s praises, as saddle bags are the it style of the moment. Our Sonny has been dressed up for Fall, finished with hand-woven whipstitching and suede accents, and the result could not be more perfect.

Today, we are pulling the curtain back on our Fall collection just a bit more as we reveal a video from our Fall photo shoot.  See Sonny in motion below, and make it your own here.

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on July 21, 2016 and filed under Behind the Scenes.

Fall 2016 Behind the Scenes

It’s beginning to look a lot like Fall here at Brahmin headquarters!  It may still be H-O-T outside, but inside the office we are surrounded by deep hues, rich textures, and elaborate details that beg for cooler days. With our Fall collection making its grand debut soon, today we are letting you into our design studio to see our inspiration this season and a behind-the-lens glimpse into our Fall photo shoot.

Our Fall collection was inspired by the convergence of classic England, where lush rustic countryside meets the weathered cobblestone streets of London. You are sure to see textures, hues, and embellishments reminiscent of the splendor of England in all of its grit and glamour.  

Artisan embellishment: Ornate embellishments inspired by architecture like artisanal embroidery, leather applique, and whipstitching create larger-than-life effects on traditional bags.

Weathered abrasion: Distressed effects and worn-in textures evoke the emotions of Fall and lend well to classic pieces full of character that only get better with age.

Denim blues: While denim is essentially seasonless, Fall is the ultimate time to don blues inspired by your favorite jeans.

Leopard print: Leopard has the unique ability to add an element of the wild while remaining chic and sophisticated. Mixed scale paneling is a fresh take on leopard print for Fall.

Color Palette: rustic neutrals, rich blues, and a pop of deep red comprise the color palette of the season. 

To shoot our Fall campaign, we took to the streets of New York. NYC served as the perfect backdrop, as city textures, architectural angles, and slick surfaces played off the embellishments, textures, and hues of the collection. Here is your exclusive glimpse into what is to come for Fall…

Are you as excited as we are?

-Your friends at Brahmin