Afshan Durrani and Todd Wilson's quirky C MPL T UNKW N brings much more to the table than inventive name with an out there spelling. Their vegan leather bags, meticulously hand embroidered by Indian artisans are a meditation in accessible luxury.
In the words of the founders: "The artisans who hand embroidered CMPLT UNKNWN clutch bags have inherited their skills over hundreds of years from ancestors patronized by the Mughal Kings who ruled India during the 17th and 18th century. The techniques employed by them to generate exquisite embroideries using a hooked needle and “aari” stitches are ancient but their application thoroughly modern."
The two collections showcased on Porte Mode are the eclectic Animal Nitrate Collection featuring wolves, leopards, wasps and more hand embroidered with metallic threads on the supple black vegan leather as well as the Mad Metal Collection that boasts a spate of iridescent metallics in all shades of the rainbow accented with some eye catching hardware. We are proud to have an eco-friendly line in our repertoire that has succeeded in elevating the oomph quotient while remaining cognizant of artisans and our environment. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!