The Hungarian brand, TheBétaVersion’s accessories have always been characterized by the harmony of function and delicate, still aesthetics, and their new 2014 fall-winter collection is no exception. This time, the functional everyday bags were designed with subtle, hand-made details and clear shapes that provide the wearer confident and unique appearance without being ostentatious.
Keeping TheBétaVersion’s notion of everyday wearability, the new collection’s dominant colour is black, so the bags can be easily combined with one’s outfit. The decorative tassels appear in royal blue, rich salmon, purple, yellow and turquoise that breaks the overall monochromatic, dark feeling of the collection, while the colours determine each bag’s unique character as well. As a finishing touch designer Zsófi Rainer adds decorative hand-made knots to each bag herself.
On smaller cross body bags matte leather was combined with shiny patent leather for an interesting contrast, while on bigger handbags a more natural surface of a thick black cowhide dominates. Models with perforated, geometric patterns, which in the meanwhile have become TheBétaVersion’s trademark, are still important elements of the collection, while other styles are decorated with stitches to subtly emphasize the clear shapes and proportions of the items.
TheBétaVersion was founded in 2010 in Budapest by designer Zsófi Rainer and her long-time friend brand manager Cili Varga. Above all, TheBétaVersion appreciates the uniqueness of one’s personality and encourages self-expression in everyday life through fashion. Zsófi and Cili consider their accessories as ‘beta versions’ until someone starts to use them. In that sense, TheBétaVersion’s work is only considered to be done, when an item becomes integral part of its owner’s everyday life and it resonates effortlessly with their personality as if it had always been their own.
TheBétaVersion’s 2014 fall/winter collection available online at TheBétaVersion webshop from 17th September 2014.
Photography: György Károlyi (Flashback)