Talents of Arabia: Sofia Al Asfoor

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We are so
very proud to present Bahraini talent Sofia Al Asfoor’s stunning line of original,
modern and beautiful luxury handbags. The bags are anything but ‘it’ bags they’re
pieces of art made with major staying power! Boasting an impressive resume of
education and training at London College of Fashion, Parsons New York and Istituto
Europeo di Design all under her belt Sofia really has artistic craft
instilled in her. Sitting with Sofia and listening to her talk so passionately
about her bags you know she’s involved from A to Z.
Sofia began her journey of making
handbags three years ago. “It’s taken a while” she says of the finished
product, and it is obvious that a lot of time, love and effort have been put
into the handbags. Sofia has literally hand crafted her
bags, sourced the materials with the highest level of care and then went
hunting for the right craftsmen to produce her designs. “I disappeared for
months! I was in Spain going from factory to factory
trying to find the right workmanship and finish.” Once she settled on her factory
choice, production began. Sofia is due to receive her first
delivery in July which will be sold at Saks Fifth Avenue Bahrain!
Labradorite,
chalcedony and diamond tennis bracelet; chalcedony, diamond and sting ray ring from
Bahrain Jewellery Centre
Three strand tennis bracelet and H. Stern white gold and diamond ring from Bahrain Jewellery Centre
Sofia’s choice of leather for her classic range is calf lined lamb
skin like the blue Classic Shield above. However, nurturing her love for luxury she also makes
a “made to order” range of exotic leathers like the stunning Exotic Shield in coral ostrich below. One thing
however, that sets Sofia’s bags apart from a sea of handbags
is her signature pyramid. It’s edgy yet timeless, it’s her theme and she’s
building her entire range of handbags on that shape, even clutches! Yes, we
know it sounds otherworldly but it’s really something!
Rose gold and diamond tennis bracelets by Di.Go; diamond rose ring; gold, ruby and diamond Marco Bicego ring; and rose gold tennis bracelet Di.Go all from Bahrain Jewellery Centre
And speaking of pyramids, we know
that in no time this 24 year old Bahraini will be sitting on top her own pyramid, her handbag empire!
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Sofia is taking orders on exotic
leather handbags. Delivery is between 8-12 weeks from placing the order. Please email sofia@sofiaalasfoor.com to place your order and visit www.sofiaalasfoor.com for more
information.
All jewellery shown above is available at Bahrain Jewellery Centre in Al Aali Mall. 

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