29th July 2016 – Founded on the notion that bags can go beyond functionality to tell timeless tales, Gnome & Bow further fosters this notion with the launch of their new collection of wallets titled Jekyll’s Hyde, an extension of their wallet series of the same title that Jekyll’s Hyde explores and reinterprets the ideas of duality, change and acceptance, a modernisation of the Robert Louis Stevenson masterpiece. The range of bags and wallets were designed to showcase the two contending faces of human nature: the rational, reserved side versus the wilder, more spontaneous inner-self. The question is “Which side will prevail?" The duality of man is expounded by each wallet’s contrasting interior and exterior colour.
Midnight Blue embodies the classy and collected Dr. Jekyll, while Forest Green characterises the uninhibited and thrill-seeking Mr. Hyde. significant of the Jekyll & Hyde that coexists within us. A debossed quote from the novel awaits on the inside, a reminder of how one should embrace duality.