Designers to Watch: Dee Ocleppo

It will always be a good idea to invest in a new handbag – especially if it’s a Dee Ocleppo beauty you’re eyeing. Inspired by the glamour of 1960s and 1970s, designer Dee Hilfiger takes to her jetsetter lifestyle of luxury and sensibility to serve today’s über busy and multi-skilled modern woman.

First gracing the world in 2012, Dee Ocleppo was established with the notion of “versatile luxury” – classic silhouettes, expert functionality, flawless craftsmanship and, of course, the finest of all materials. Fast forward to 2015, and it’s undoubtedly apparent that Dee has mastered her goals in creating a timeless and tasteful accessory.

The current collection, SS15, draws inspiration from the Caribbean––and does a flashy job at doing so. Think shocking pink, striking orange and an eruption of sea blue and green, impeccably mingled with exotic skins and leather. And while it’s clearly a solid collection, it doesn’t mean Dee hasn’t selected her own favorite – the St. Tropez Beach Tote, describing it as “strong in the simplicity of structure…whimsy when topped with candy colored, fringed basket coven covers.”

We couldn’t have put it any better ourselves.

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