"The Jack Rabbit Collection"
Designer(s): Mollie Culligan, United States
Category: Bags, Professional
About the Artist
The collections Nom de Plume was inspired after designer Mollie Culligan’s Grandpa Jack who deemed her “jack’s rabbit” for her energetic daring and uninhibited imagination. Entirely self taught in design – one of her first pieces created at the age of ten landed on Yoko Ono years later. The line began organically out of her home, was discovered first by a buyer at Barneys, launching the designs nationally and has since grown into an award winning, infamously indie, celebrity-sought handbag & belt line. Agyness Deyn, Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johansson are counted as a few of the selective clients who adore the handmade collection. Each piece is handcrafted in Los Angeles by families of artisans with Italy's finest, buttery leathers, custom handcasted hardware with 14k gold content finish.
Culligan’s designs often exhibit architectural lines, flirting with minimalism, contrasting with ornate fine detailing in the graceful ruching of leathers, creating fluidity and movement. Much of her work starts with a core of masculine simplicity, yet always communicates a chic elegance with a unique edge.
The designer commits to a life of redefining the lines, breaking the bounds and appreciating the beauty of subtly.
Culligan is also a published author with her first book out with Penguin/NAL.