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Cotswold designer picked to showcase designer bags at Linley exhibition

PUBLISHED: 17:26 13 February 2014 | UPDATED: 17:27 13 February 2014

BVS will be showcased at the Linley Exhibition

BVS will be showcased at the Linley Exhibition

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The craftsmanship and design of BVS Bespoke handbags and travel-bags is celebrated in a new Linley Exhibition at the flagship store on Pimlico Road, London SW1.

Young British designer and Cotswold resident, Bettina Sachsen Weimar, has been hand-picked by David Linley to showcase her BVS Bespoke bags at an exhibition celebrating the best of British design, craftsmanship, engineering and innovation.

Joining 18 other prestigious brands esteemed for their excellence, BVS Bespoke will be launching their made to order Grafton Travel Bags, for Spring 2014 as well as showcasing the Grafton handbag. Each BVS Bespoke bag is made to order, with choice of colour and material used entirely that of the client. The ‘Grafton’ design comes with a selection of inter-changeable handles, removable base and detachable pouche as standard.

Other Great British brands selected include Bremont Watches, Bamford Watch Department, Globe Trotter luggage, hatter Lock & Co, bespoke boot maker John Lobb, gunmaker Purdey, McLaren Automotive, Rolls Royce Aerospace and Linley itself.

“We are both thrilled and honoured that BVS Bespoke was hand-picked to exhibit. Having only launched in Spring 2013 it is a wonderful achievement and superb recognition for the design and quality of our bags”, said Bettina Sachsen Weimar, owner and Creative Director of BVS Bespoke.

Curated by David Linley and Scott Simpson, the exhibition runs from February 27 to March 14.

The idea for the exhibition grew from David’s desire to encourage an appreciation of ‘making’, not only in terms of traditional craftsmen but also the modern day innovators and engineers who are artists and craftsmen in their own right. The carefully selected brands forming the exhibition are all renowned for the design and creation of fine objects and have been brought together under one roof in a celebration of British craftsmanship, design, engineering and innovation.

“Visitors will be encouraged to interact with the artisans from many of the different disciplines in order to experience first-hand the unique skills and attributes which have made them the best of their kind...BVS Handbags...hold their own alongside a Rolls Royce Aerospace engine and a JCB digger; clear indication that from the initial concept to the finished object, from hand-making to high-tech machinery, uniqueness is inherent to each and every item in the exhibition”, said the organisers.

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