The Prowess Collection

Behind the design and inspiration of our new collection

Every year, our design team travels to explore galleries, exhibitions and events in cities all over the world.

On one trip over 12 months ago—while beginning designing on an exciting 80’s-inspired collection—they came across two pieces of vintage jewellery in a London flea market, which instantly caught their attention: one resembled a tigers head, the other a classic art-deco bracelet.

1980s icon, Grace Jones became our seasonal muse, thanks to her bold aesthetic and rule-breaking attitude. As we delved deeper into her influence, we discovered one of her nicknames to be the Panther—i.e. the perfect motif for a season inspired by the 1980s.

Mimco New Arrivals
Mimco New Arrivals

Over the next 12 months, the vintage pieces and Grace’s influence inspired our designers to create a collection of leather bags, shoes and jewellery that incorporated interpretations of our Prowess motif.

Custom-cast heels, hardware and jewellery components were created as a result of months of sketching, sculpting and sampling.

Mimco New Arrivals
Mimco New Arrivals

Enter the Prowess collection. In our leather collection you’ll find statement crossbody bags, totes and day bags, as well as the cutest petite bags you’ll ever see. You’ll also love the pair of mules and boots that are finished with a crystal-encrusted prowess heel. Each bag features a unique colour combination with hand-painted enamel highlights selected to match back with the leathers. The collection is available in black, as well as blue, violet and peach leathers, including speciality snake embossed leathers.

In jewellery, statement necklaces, earrings and bracelets are set with stones in a vibrant ‘80s palette with unique components representing our prowess in abstract forms. All finished in rose gold-toned brass.