Our cup of tea: Saben’s new collection

17 June 2021

A handful of Saben's most cherished designs, and, what are sure to become iconic, new silhouettes come to life in the sweetest shade of powdery pink this winter.

WORDS BY Courtney Joe

Saben Odile Crossbody in Tea Rose

When you think pink, what springs to mind? A hue named after the dianthus flower of the same name has long represented compassion, love, and of course, enduring femininity. So it’s no wonder why Saben’s new shade, Tea Rose—from the collection of the same name—is the brand’s most anticipated colourway yet. And with the cold front imminent, we couldn’t think of a better prettier pop of colour to elevate these dreary winter days—and our wardrobes—with.

A prelude to Saben’s upcoming summer collection: Wild Garden, Tea Rose sees new Saben silhouettes and long-standing icons reimagined in an optimistic and playful shade of pink—think a muted marshmallow, paired with the luxurious warmth and shine of Saben’s signature gold-plated hardware.

Tea Rose has been celebrated in a campaign shot at The Peach Palace—the home and studio of Rose Rowan, floral stylist and Blossom & Wild founder. The whimsical imagery instantly transports us to a floral fantasy land—an ethereal pink dreamscape of lush textiles and eccentric bouquets that play supporting acts to the lead players: the pointed hybrid tea rose and Saben’s Winona, Odile, Lily, Tilly, and Big Sis’ styles.

Saben Winona Card Holder in Tea Rose
Saben Lily Crossbody in Tea Rose

Much to our delight, Tea Rose welcomes the all-new Winona cardholder to the Saben small leather goods family. Designed for the minimalist on-the-go, the new silhouette brings sophisticated ease to her wallet family counterparts. For those looking for a pint-sized piece that will team perfectly with the petite Lily crossbody bag—the Winona is the wallet you have been searching for.

At the heart of Saben’s leather offering—and FQ’s all-time favourites, too—are the brand’s crossbody bags. The transformative quality of Saben’s mid-sized bags is like no other with sleek styles such as the hexagonal Odile silhouette taking you from day, as a crossbody, to night, as a clutch. And let’s not forget crowd favourite Tilly, the trifecta of Saben’s finest offerings—think wallet, clutch, and crossbody all-in-one—whose ‘little sister’, Lily, and big sister, Big Sis’, have been reimagined in the Tea Rose colourway.

While Tea Rose is certainly FQ’s cup of tea, for those looking to stick to a more traditional palette for winter, Saben have you covered. With styles—both old and new—re-released in black and royal navy in the brand’s signature pebbled grain leather, there is a piece for every wardrobe.

Saben’s Tea Rose collection is available to shop in stores and online now.

Click the image below to shop your favourite Saben Tea Rose pieces.

Photography: Kate Battersby


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