THE NEW LEATHER GOODS HOUSE FOR THE WOMAN IN PURSUIT OF LA DOLCE VITA

Founded by an Australian-born team of Hermione Espie Underwood and twins Airlie and
Alexandra Roche Hamilton; the brand is set to bring beautifully constructed, functional and timeless bags crafted from carefully chosen materials to the global market. The house is named after the founder’s mother’s maiden names, exemplifying the importance of la mamma Italiana and the transmission of her beautiful style and passion for excellence.

The focus on Italian craftsmanship, practicality, authenticity and aesthetic perfection ensures each piece is set to transcend seasons and generations.

OVER-THE-SHOULDER SATCHEL
OVER-THE-SHOULDER SATCHEL The iconic piece for Espie Roche ready to hold every woman’s essentials, complete with unique Ponte Vecchio bridge-inspired handle, protective hardware, detachable shoulder strap and hidden interior pockets. The Over-the-shoulder satchel can be worn in three ways; on the shoulder, under the arm or using the top handle.. Dimensions: width 23cm, height 18cm, depth 9cm, top handle drop 4.5cm (max, when pulled)

The ESPIE ROCHE debut collection sees a curated edit of four styles in five vibrant hues, available in both calf and precious crocodile. Destined to become sartorial favourites are the Chain Clutch, Over-theshoulder Satchel and Portrait and Landscape Totes, with design accents reflecting the geometric shapes of the Duomo in Florence (metal hardware) and Ponte Vecchio (handle). The playful colour palette stems from a favourite vintage poster of Capri; giving birth to brand signature Limoncello (yellow), which
captures the vibrant hue of southern Italy’s lemon liqueur, Ravello (cobalt blue), reflecting the crisp waters off the Amalfi coast and Aperol (orange), aptly named after the eye-catching Milanese aperitif of choice. The four styles will also be available in Nero (black) and Pietra (grey), a colour matched to a local Tuscan stone.

LANDSCAPE TOTE
The largest piece in the collection designed for those on the go thanks to its
reinforced handles, protective hardware and detachable shoulder strap.
Dimensions: width 37cm, height 27cm, depth 14cm at base, top handle drop 10cm

Italy unquestionably plays a vital role for ESPIE ROCHE, with the founders having travelled extensively throughout the country from Milan to Pisa to Bagno a Ripoli to Scandicci, to select and work with only the best Italian artisans in every category, ensuring that traditional know-how, quality of hardware, straps and skins were chosen. The collection signals a new development in the existing calf and precious skins
market, challenging competing luxury leather goods houses without compromising quality for quantity.

CHAIN CLUTCH
A compact, practical and versatile piece complete with a delicate detachable chain for those transitioning from day to night.
Dimensions: width 20cm, height 16cm, depth 7cm

Bold yet discreet. Playful yet sophisticated. Modern yet timeless – ESPIE ROCHE embodies the very essence of Italian coquettishness, empowering every woman to be feminine. Whether a wife, mother, friend or lover, an ESPIE ROCHE woman will always be, without a doubt, una donna.

 

Prices from £560. Visit ESPIE ROCHE for a large choice of your next friend for life.

Ioan Hiliuta

As Ondine Magazine Editor-in-Chief, it's my responsibility to coordinate team Ondine's creative efforts. Final say in the publication of any article, both in print and web, falls with me. It's not an easy job, but someone has to do it! I take great pride in working with such a talented team; a lot of work goes into finding content which is not only interesting and engaging, but also beautiful. During my spare time I like to work on various other photographic projects which I take great pride in. I've been shooting for more than 10 years now. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to our contacts department and we'll get back to you as soon as humanly possible.

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