Fashion may have a reputation (in some opinions) as a superficial, materialistic industry but every now and again, something happens to prove otherwise and put it at the forefront of current affairs, and thanks to Samantha Cameron, that’s happened again. With the spotlight firmly on the Chinese presidents presence (wow that’s a mouthful!) in London right now and his various engagements with royalty and politicians alike, David Cameron’s wife has constructed her own method of bridge-building…through the power of handbags!
Although SamCam has her pick of designers on speed dial, when it came to choosing a gift for Peng Liyuan, (the Chinese first lady) it wasn’t Dior or Chanel that made the cut – it was Kingston University graduate Sophie Hulme. The grey Albion handbag is one of Hulmes bestsellers and was Cameron’s first choice as a chic and stylish gift during Liyuan’s official visit.
It’s so fantastic to see emerging talent and new designers breaking the mould and being chosen in momentous moments like these, well done Sophie!