Tyler Ellis, the daughter of revered fashion designer Perry Ellis, harnesses her jet-setting lifestyle into an endless current of inspiration. Her eponymous handbag line is defined by the array of luxe exotic materials and details of lasting function that embodies her worldly palette. Launched in New York in 2011, the company is now based in Los Angeles, where Tyler grew up and currently resides. As a personal homage to her father, Perry Ellis’handwriting appears on the company logo; and most dear to Tyler, it is included within each and every one of her designs.
Tyler Ellis creates luxurious and modern, yet timeless handbags. Her fresh interpretations of classic silhouettes are brought to life in Florence, Italy, where they are handmade by some of the world’s top artisans. Marrying the finest materials such as plonge leather, crushed velvet, ostrich leg, python and alligator with a sharp aesthetic, each handbag represents an ardent commitment to couture and quality craftsmanship that has earned Tyler a cult following. Her designs look equally at home on the red carpet and in everyday life, and are carried by influential women worldwide.
Tyler Ellis’ logo is in her father's writing from an envelope he scripted for her first birthday. The vibrant lining of every bag is in "Thayer Blue," named after the street she grew up on. Many of Tyler's designs are adorned with pinecones, an ancient symbol of the third eye, which lies in the geometric center of the brain and enables us to see light, an important source of inspiration to Tyler. Within each of the signature details is a part of who Tyler is as both a person and a designer.
All of the hardware used is not only a feature of function, it’s become the very framework and structure of each clutch and handbag. It’s a crucial component that allows for the strength of the bag to endure through everyday wear, and be passed down for generations.