Partridge Eye (Occhio di Pernice), commonly known by the acronym O.P., was created in 1971 through the historic collaboration between the Borbonese brand and the Redwall company in Bologna, becoming a mark of distinction of the brand's collections. The innovative O.P. print, produced entirely within the company, is derived from a special leather treatment that highlights the texture, giving a micro-speckled effect. Alongside it, a refined line of chamois bags was created that perfectly married with Borbonese's sophisticated design. The final effect of Occhio di Pernice is a neutral-coloured leather, a soft and light chamois that is nonetheless durably resistant to wear. The non-uniform appearance of the texture is the special characteristic of this technique that renders every hide unique and inimitable. Leading the way in modern bags, the O.P. print revolutionised bag design, giving life to light, unstructured models without internal linings, a real innovation in the field of accessories. It is no coincidence that it met with immediate success with the international jet set, becoming a must-have look for every high-society woman in the 1970s and the brand's trademark and continuing to be highly fashionable today. Occhio di Pernice is present on bags to small leather goods, clothing and homeware. Over time, it has also been combined with precious materials such as python skin and crocodile skin, as well as new materials, the result of the constant research that distinguishes Borbonese. The brand's creative direction has never renounced the O.P. print, rather constantly seeking new ways of developing it, with a view to allowing the motif to evolve in micro- and macro-O.P. form and finding different printing techniques to use with the symbolic print. We therefore find it in various colour variations and reproduced on fabric and cashmere.
Bracket fastening, an iconic rigid element available in both aged gold and the pale gold, appears on various historic and current Borbonese models such as the Shetland Bag and the Shire Bag. Over the years it has been used in various positions, with both precious and smooth leathers.
The Luna bag is an iconic bag that symbolises the quality and elegance of Borbonese bags. It was created to commemorate the first moon landing but is still one of the most popular models on the market today. Designed in the late 1970s, it was an innovative product that met with immediate success: it was the first unlined, completely unstructured bag. The Luna bag was presented as a cross-body bag that was soft, light and more flexible than the structured, rigid bags in vogue at the time. Its revolutionary shape, unstructured style with sartorial stitching and its lightness, which is not at the expense of the quality or resistance of the product, were the main factors in the success of the Luna bag. Initially proposed in combination with Borbonese's historic material, O.P. chamois, it was also produced later in other colour variations and more modern, technological materials, such as PVC and jet, becoming a best-seller for the brand. It was also the first bag to carry the Borbonese logo – on the rivets, brackets and galvanized finished parts, a true precursor to modern marketing techniques, paving the way for other labels, which also began to use their own names to brand their products. With the Spring-Summer 2010 Collection, the Luna bag wall was produced, an array of iconic bags that the creative team at Borbonese conceived and produced to mark the brand's centenary.
The Savile bag is another completely unstructured Borbonese shopping bag. Four panels form a square, highlighted by four screw rivets at the central intersection. Its strongest characteristic is its handles, which are as one with the main body of the bag: the Savile is a bag with a sartorial flavour because like a garment, it toys with the body of its wearer, softly hugging it. With double handles, open, with detachable shoulder strap, available in four sizes and various materials, it lends itself to every occasion.
Sioux a bag whose construction with two squares retains the flavour of luxury leather that distinguishes the brand, through the use of bases and hardware in aged gold. The front panel is decorated with 16 different types of embroidery, all entirely hand-stitched. Mirrors, beads and metal balls are also applied by hand to the panel. The tassels at the base and the thread-work that frames the bag are also hand-produced by craftsmen.