By day, this handcrafted couture acrylic clutch offers a monochromatic vibe with a frosted white print of Chantilly lace against a sheer black background—resembling lingerie that’s been photocopied. By night, the white lace lights up making the newest edition to Stefanie Phan’s line a glow in the dark acrylic clutch purse.
“I wanted to play with the juxtaposition of positive and negative—the way a photographer does (or used to) in a darkroom. Albeit, glow in the dark anything gets an instant juvenile judgement, I liked the idea of applying it in an unorthodox situation; the delicate Chantilly lace from the Ali Clutch is just so unexpected. It appears to be more like an X-ray than a glow stick,” says designer Stefanie Phan.
Each couture clutch is completely handcrafted from raw acrylic and features the designer’s signature and exclusive hardware-free, frameless design. Phan hand picked a Chantilly lace that reminded her of luxurious underthings from Italian lingerie house, La Perla. “I love their Inside|Out approach to refashioning lingerie as ready-to-wear,” Phan says. The designer explores similar notions of what we conceal and reveal with her designs. The Chantilly lace print is hand painted in the clutch offering an elegant purse that alludes to the sensuality of bringing the inside out. The handcrafted nature of the purses ensures no two couture clutches are alike.