The 1887: A Sophisticated Illusion

Seeing isn’t always believing.

An entire picture can transform with a simple change of perspective. When optical illusions were invented, people didn’t know if their eyes were playing tricks on them or if they were playing tricks on their eyes.

The 1887 returns for Autumn Winter in an array of bold new colours, although its composition is as enigmatic as ever. Inspired by the illusions of shadow, light and depth adopted by architects, its unique contours retain the same nature, taking inspiration from the world’s most breathtaking and awe-inspiring structures and designs.

The 1887 in Cognac

The 1887 in Cognac

Calatrava's Gara Do Oriente

Calatrava’s Gara Do Oriente

GARA DO ORIENTE

Neofuturistic. Geometric. Architect Santiago Calatrava has a habit of making the ordinary extraordinary. Gara Do Oriente may sound like the name of a grandiose shopping centre or cultural design centre, but this majestic structure is essentially a train shelter, nestled in the heart of Lisbon. Calatrava works with lines and curves to create an continuing focal point, drawing the eyes in to its magnificent presence through the use of recurring apparitons.

The 1887 in Black

The 1887 in Black

Inspired by the juxtaposition of the straight and curved, The 1887’s structure creates a wonderful illusion of both texture and shape. Expression of simplicity is paired with certain longevity, with each of its 97 pieces merging together fluently as if they were one, much like Calatrava’s arresting design.

Gehry's Guggenheim

Gehry’s Guggenheim

BILBAO GUGGENHEIM

Frank Gehry’s sculpted Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is an architectural landmark of ‘audacious configuration and innovative design’. The building itself weaves effortlessly from base to peak, catching the eye with its silver-like surfaces that seize the light brilliantly.

The 1887's Winged Construction

The 1887’s Winged Construction

 

The 1887’s build is pioneering in design and scrupulous in production. Each bag takes over 96 hours to craft by a single artisan, creating a symphony of curves and lines that fit perfectly against the body, adding the finishing touch to its impeccably sculpted contours. From some angles it appears to bend with the light, from others, the wings appear linear – a superbly sophisticated illusion for even the most discerning.

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