L’afshar – The new vitreous chic

The translucent PVC clutches from rising Dubai designer – Lilia Afshar – have won the hearts of many Hollywood celebrities.

In recent years, small, see-through bags and clutches are becoming more popular. No longer serving as mere containers, they define the new aesthetics in fashion and appear in the accessory lines of big brands such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Helmut Lang, to name just a few. Just a few years ago, established Parisian trunk marque Louis Vuitton launched the transparent Scott Box that quickly sold out worldwide (see Tohofashion article on Scott Box). Chanel, for another prominent example, featured a number of transparent perspex clutches in its Spring – Summer 2018 Ready-to-wear collection.

However, not only from the fashion world’s house names can one find the most stunning transparent bags. Lilia Afshar – a bag-design genius from as far as Dubai – is tapping into this see-through trend with resounding success.

Lilia founded her accessory brand – L’afshar – back in 2014 in Dubai. Since its inception, L’afshar has made tremendous progress and attracted a considerable number of female clients, many of whom are the world’s most prominent celebrities and fashion icons.

It takes little to explain the power of attraction the L’afshar is possessing, considering the sheer uniqueness and luxuriousness of its transparent bag designs. Each L’afshar bag is an exquisite work of handicraft and sculpture on hard composition materials such as lucite, perspex, and acrylic that form different patterns on the outer surface. The Lucite Grace, for instance, has a checker pattern, while the Tilda assumes a diamond pattern, the Lucite Pagoda a corrugation pattern, and the Crushed Ice a pattern reminiscent of its very own name.

The Classic Clear Crushed Ice (left) and the Eugene Crushed Ice (right)’s very unique and original ice-resembling engraving.

Every L’afshar is equipped with gilded hardware, a magnetic lock and usually sold with different types of detachable chains such as Gold Link, Gold Deco, Tortoise Shell or clear Acrylic chain.

Every now and then, female celebrities are caught sporting one of L’afshar stunning bags, quickly making headlines in many style magazines and fashion blogs. Here are some examples:

From left to right: Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner seems to have become a loyal fan of L’afshar transparent bags. The 21-year-old model recycled the lovely L’afshar Lucite Pagoda Bag on many occasions.

Kylie loves mixing the perspex clutch with white outfits.

American Idol contestant, singer, songwriter Tori Kelly appeared on the 2019 Pre-Grammy Gala red carpet, sporting L’Afshar Yara Clutch.

Little Mix’s singer Perrie Edwards carried L’Afshar Eugene Cruched Ice Acrylic Clutch twice.

From left to right: Sydney Sweeney, Sonam Kapoor, Sara Sampaio, Kate Upton

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Credit: www.lafshar.com

Ba Phong Nguyen

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