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Remember when Welcome Companions designer Laurel Broughton imagined her spring collection as one great kitschy-cool picnic, complete with a strawberry clutch and a toast-shaped crossbody? Following summer's all-navy-everything line of cute creature-inspired pieces, the LA-based creator boomeranged back to color with her fall line of equally enchanting leather accessories inspired by post-Impressionist artist Henri Rousseau's jungle paintings.
Her whimsical ten-piece set ($96 to $620) envisions a range of tropical objects—the sun, banana leaves, palm tree trunks, a tiger eye—as handbags and clutches in her signature playful and precocious style. Broughton tells us she drew inspiration from "the concept of imagining something you've never known," referring to the fact that the Parisian painter created his tropical scenes entirely from his imagination.
Want to up your street style game? Snap up the pieces when hit shelves next month at Creatures of Comfort on Melrose or online here.
· Welcome Companions [Official Site]
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