camille.ion is sittin’ on the edge of her seat about the debut collection of exotic leather handbag line–> Saku (pronounced, sah-koo). Deriving from the Malay [noun] for pocket, Saku offers distinct handcrafted pieces that can easily find themselves for day, night, business or play. (how camille.ion is that?? ready for any situation!).
The newly-created line has put focus on luxe, edge, and plush for its debut collection showcasing incredible python skins, soft leathers, and even the [all-time] chic: patent leather.
read [below] of what saku’s creator, Nadia.Tengku had to say
[Saku]: I use only leathers and exotic skins. Mostly nappa and python skins. I believe in crafting the bags and letting the skins be the main focus. The bags are hand crafted by our artisans and the creation of each bag has been centred on designs that take full advantage of the beautiful natural grain and texture of carefully selected exotic skins and leathers sourced worldwide.
[Saku]: Back from my studies abroad I realised that there a gap in the Malaysian market for well crafted bags in leather and skins that was accessible. There were only the high end international designer brands ,all foreign labels, or poorly crafted mass produced copies in faux leather and skins. This gap in the market soon became an obsession and I was convinced that there had to be a way to afford every woman the joy of toting exotic skin and gorgeous leather bags everyday instead of only special occasions. Determined to fill this gap for accessible luxury and with my love for design and texture, (I have always designed my own dresses and traditional wear as a young girl that this was a natural extension for me ), I decided that I would start my own bag label. I choose the name saku the Malay noun for pocket/bag to reflect my Malaysian heritage and essence of the label and the tagline pockets that go places to sum up the philosophy and ambitions of the brand.
Check out the rest of Saku’s debut collection…HERE!