I well remember when Claudia Eicke presented her beautifully produced first leather bag ‘bonvoyage‘ (French for ‘have a good trip’). It was her graduation from the University of the Arts Zurich in 2007 which led her onto the path of accessory design with a special twist.
Operating under the label name of ‘envoyage‘ (French for ‘travelling’) Eicke has just launched her first luxurious collection including a weekender, a shopper, a clutch and accessories such as purses and key holders in a distinct, elegant style.
What bag are you carrying at the moment and what is inside?
I am carrying the shopper ‘Calvi’. It’s really comfortable with the large volume and all the compartments. In my bag there are: iphone, wallet, keys, pencils, moleskine, “bag-in-bag”; the small purse ‘Carin’ that contains all my beauty products.
Your trademark piece is the ‘Weekender’. What makes it special?
The ‘Weekender’ is very functional and leads to a phenomenal overview on all the belongings in the bag. The unique “tunnel compartment” has room for shoes, newspapers, a bottle of wine….
‘Envoyage’ leather goods are for confident women who value individuality and live spontaneously. These women are fashionable and appreciate aesthetics as well as functionality, quality, exclusivity, and security in a handbag.
What have you had for breakfast today?
Coffee and Zopf (or Challah, a special Swiss bread) with honey and cheese.
What’s next for envoyage?
I am planning a small men’s collection.
Thank you and all the best with envoyage.