Elza Wandler launched her namesake label in 2017, originally producing luxury leather bags. Gaining recognition for their unique and minimalist designs, Wandler expanded into footwear in 2019, embodying the same modern aesthetic. The brand is based in Amsterdam, though all designs are produced in Italy using fine Italian leather and expert craftsmanship. Seen on the likes of Priyanka Chopra, Margot Robbie and Bella Hadid, Wandler bags and shoes are timeless, easy additions to any wardrobe.
Collections from Wandler are inspired by the founder and designer and what she herself would like to wear. With this in mind, designs are elegant and versatile, created realistically yet beautifully. They embody a distinctive androgyny which reflects modern femininity and results in sleek, sculptural shapes with an effortless edge. Clean lines and architectural silhouettes are met with sumptuous neutral shades, interspersed with the occasional pop of candy coloured brights, seen in both bags and shoes.
The Hortensia bag is arguably the best known design created by Wandler, launching first in an oversize style, and now produced in medium and mini sizes too. This is a modern take on the essential tote, produced in a distinctive half-moon silhouette and boasting exceptional space and functionality. The unexpected shape is bold and intriguing, met with understated detailing for a minimalist finish- themes which continue through 90’s inspired baguette bags, mini handbags and boxy crossbody styles. White leather ankle boots, chain detail mules and backless loafers are simple yet intriguing, adding a contemporary twist to any outfit.
Wandler designs can be found online, accessible via the label’s own website and also via stockists such as Harvey Nichols, Farfetch and Matches Fashion.