Guanabana bags are hand-woven by the women of a small Latin American community spanning the border between Columbia and Venezuela. The desert of La Guarija Peninsula is home to matrilineal Wayuu tribe, where women are at the heart of a life untouched by modern culture.
A symbol of wisdom, intelligence and creativity, the practice of weaving Mochilas Wayuu bags is passed down generations of mothers to daughters. Embracing the richness of Wayuu tradition with a European influence, each bag is unique to the weaver and spins their story through the use of colour, shape and pattern. A single bag is the outcome of up to a month's work and the practice is now a means of income for the Wayuu people, allowing them to continue to preserve their unique way of life.
With the Spring/Summer 23 collections steadily rolling out, it’s time to introduce some of the new and exciting labels joining the Couverture roster this season.
Born at the intersection of cutting-edge technology, environmental consciousness and democratic design, Early Majority has seemingly emerged from nowhere, fully formed and intent on breathing new life into the fashion landscape.
To celebrate the arrival of cosy new winter collections at Couverture, we invited brand consultant and digital creator Brittany Bathgate to pop by the store for a catch-up and coffee whilst she was visiting West London from her hometown of Norwich.