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THE CREATIVE JOURNAL

INSPIRATION: SERIES 14 'MODERN LOVE'
Yixin holds the Sans Beast Sanctuary Handbag in Hickory

By Jennifer Wills

Welcome to Modern Love, our 14th collection of vegan handbags + accessories. Series 14 introduces a new style in Italian Uppeal AppleSkin™ and a fresh palette of Hickory, Sage + Mahogany.
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INSPIRATION: SERIES 09 - GROUNDED
Dechen wears a brown toned suit, and holds two brown toned Sans Beast vegan handbags.

By Jennifer Wills

Our new collection Series 09: Grounded is here, showcasing our signature styles in new season shades, plus a sprinkling of exciting new shapes to bring cruelty free joy + function to your life.  See what's new at Sans Beast.
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INSPIRATION: IT'S TIME TO BLOOM.
A woman wearing a light blue cutout dress and two lilac handbags reaching up to a bright blue sky.  She is surrounded by pink magnolia flowers.

By JENNIFER WILLS

2020 has been tumultuous so far + Sans Beast has not been immune to the challenges.  As a niche, vegan handbag brand celebrating our second birthday in March, it was a rude awakening to follow the blowing out of the birthday candles with a new acronym + lifestyle - WFH.  However this post is not about doom + gloom, it's about celebrating creativity, getting excited about a new collection, recognising the power (and importance) of collaboration + enjoying the notion of blooming again.
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INSPIRATION: SERIES 04 SHOOT, THE AFTERGLOW OF MUTINY.
Sans Beast Ginger Bandolier and Ginger Uber Petite Beast Bucket

By Cathryn Wills

Welcome to Series 04: The Afterglow of Mutiny.  Read about our creative process, our collaborators + why mutiny made it into our vernacular this season.   We shot this campaign in the depths of a Melbourne winter, yet somehow we got the glow going.  As always, we're grateful to the collaborative crew who came together to work on this project with us.  We always ask people to join the (vegan) revolution - and now more than ever, a bit of mutiny may be required.
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INSPIRATION: SERIES 2 SHOOT, THE BOOK OF HARLEQUIN.
Sans Beast Series 02 The Book of Harlequin

By Cathryn Wills

A peak behind the scenes of our Series 2 shoot - The Book of Harlequin.  Shot by Cubed Studio, styling by Bec Cole, models Jeff Ksubi + Tora Flink, HMU Karen Burton + video Josef Gatti.  This was back in 2018 - which feels like a lifetime ago.  The shoot was inspired by the dreamstate of reading favourite books.
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INSPIRATION: SERIES 13 - WANDERLUST
Split image of Eugenia wearing the Transit Mini apple leather handbag, and a still life of the Monogram collection of vegan handbags + accessories

By Jennifer Wills

Welcome to Wonderlust: our 13th collection of modern + functional handbags, designed with adventure in mind. Series 13 heralds the expansion of our bio-based material offering, with new styles in Italian Appleskin™ and a returning favourite in Desserto Cactus 'leather.'
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INSPIRATION: SERIES 8 - ELEMENTAL
Paris walks along a beach shoreline with a black Sans Beast vegan backpack on her back.

By Cathryn Wills

Our new collection Series 8: Elemental introduces a palette inspired by nature, with shades of olive, beetroot, moss + wheat.  Discover what's new - and what's not - at Sans Beast.
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INSPIRATION: SERIES 5 SHOOT, THE ILLUMINATED FIFTH.
Sans Beast Series 5: The Illuminated Fifth

By Cathryn Wills

Read about our inspiration, our collaborators + why we felt so strongly about getting illuminated, for our Series 05 photographic campaign.  In a time of unrest in the world, let us stand up + do better by each other, the animals + the environment.  Let us prove we are worthy of being stardust.
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INSPIRATION: SERIES 3 SHOOT, 'SENSORIUS'
Sans Beast Series 03 Sensorius - Noir Croco Jane of All Trades

By Cathryn Wills

A peek into our Series 3 collection + shoot - entitled 'Sensorius'.  Discover how we approached the season + why Caravaggio was so important to us.  Collaboration is key for any brand - and as a small business, it's even more important to make every effort (and dollar) count. We are so thankful for our collaborators - Stylist + Co-Creative Director on the shoot, Ella Murphy, Scott Newett + Jesper Hede of Cubed Studio, Xeneb Allen for H+MU, the two beauties fronting the lens Emma Hakamme + Alek Kuany.
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INSPIRATION: SERIES 1 SHOOT, 'THE NIGHT ARMY OF MADAME FLAMINGO'.
Sans Beast Series 01: The Night Army of Madame Flamingo

By Cathryn Wills

Discover the inspiration + narrative behind our Series 1 launch collection.  This is just the beginning as we launch this startup beast.  We invite you to join the (vegan) revolution.  Shot by dear friend of the brand, Vien Tran, styling by Ella Murphy, H+MU by Nelle Pandis + starring our motley yet stunning crew of rebels - Ivonny, Atha, Javier, Indigo + Kalilah.
Read more
INSPIRATION: SERIES 14 'MODERN LOVE'
Yixin holds the Sans Beast Sanctuary Handbag in Hickory

By Jennifer Wills

Welcome to Modern Love, our 14th collection of vegan handbags + accessories. Series 14 introduces a new style in Italian Uppeal AppleSkin™ and a fresh palette of Hickory, Sage + Mahogany.
Read more
INSPIRATION: SERIES 13 - WANDERLUST
Split image of Eugenia wearing the Transit Mini apple leather handbag, and a still life of the Monogram collection of vegan handbags + accessories

By Jennifer Wills

Welcome to Wonderlust: our 13th collection of modern + functional handbags, designed with adventure in mind. Series 13 heralds the expansion of our bio-based material offering, with new styles in Italian Appleskin™ and a returning favourite in Desserto Cactus 'leather.'
Read more
INSPIRATION: SERIES 09 - GROUNDED
Dechen wears a brown toned suit, and holds two brown toned Sans Beast vegan handbags.

By Jennifer Wills

Our new collection Series 09: Grounded is here, showcasing our signature styles in new season shades, plus a sprinkling of exciting new shapes to bring cruelty free joy + function to your life.  See what's new at Sans Beast.
Read more
INSPIRATION: SERIES 8 - ELEMENTAL
Paris walks along a beach shoreline with a black Sans Beast vegan backpack on her back.

By Cathryn Wills

Our new collection Series 8: Elemental introduces a palette inspired by nature, with shades of olive, beetroot, moss + wheat.  Discover what's new - and what's not - at Sans Beast.
Read more
INSPIRATION: IT'S TIME TO BLOOM.
A woman wearing a light blue cutout dress and two lilac handbags reaching up to a bright blue sky.  She is surrounded by pink magnolia flowers.

By JENNIFER WILLS

2020 has been tumultuous so far + Sans Beast has not been immune to the challenges.  As a niche, vegan handbag brand celebrating our second birthday in March, it was a rude awakening to follow the blowing out of the birthday candles with a new acronym + lifestyle - WFH.  However this post is not about doom + gloom, it's about celebrating creativity, getting excited about a new collection, recognising the power (and importance) of collaboration + enjoying the notion of blooming again.
Read more
INSPIRATION: SERIES 5 SHOOT, THE ILLUMINATED FIFTH.
Sans Beast Series 5: The Illuminated Fifth

By Cathryn Wills

Read about our inspiration, our collaborators + why we felt so strongly about getting illuminated, for our Series 05 photographic campaign.  In a time of unrest in the world, let us stand up + do better by each other, the animals + the environment.  Let us prove we are worthy of being stardust.
Read more
INSPIRATION: SERIES 04 SHOOT, THE AFTERGLOW OF MUTINY.
Sans Beast Ginger Bandolier and Ginger Uber Petite Beast Bucket

By Cathryn Wills

Welcome to Series 04: The Afterglow of Mutiny.  Read about our creative process, our collaborators + why mutiny made it into our vernacular this season.   We shot this campaign in the depths of a Melbourne winter, yet somehow we got the glow going.  As always, we're grateful to the collaborative crew who came together to work on this project with us.  We always ask people to join the (vegan) revolution - and now more than ever, a bit of mutiny may be required.
Read more
INSPIRATION: SERIES 3 SHOOT, 'SENSORIUS'
Sans Beast Series 03 Sensorius - Noir Croco Jane of All Trades

By Cathryn Wills

A peek into our Series 3 collection + shoot - entitled 'Sensorius'.  Discover how we approached the season + why Caravaggio was so important to us.  Collaboration is key for any brand - and as a small business, it's even more important to make every effort (and dollar) count. We are so thankful for our collaborators - Stylist + Co-Creative Director on the shoot, Ella Murphy, Scott Newett + Jesper Hede of Cubed Studio, Xeneb Allen for H+MU, the two beauties fronting the lens Emma Hakamme + Alek Kuany.
Read more
INSPIRATION: SERIES 2 SHOOT, THE BOOK OF HARLEQUIN.
Sans Beast Series 02 The Book of Harlequin

By Cathryn Wills

A peak behind the scenes of our Series 2 shoot - The Book of Harlequin.  Shot by Cubed Studio, styling by Bec Cole, models Jeff Ksubi + Tora Flink, HMU Karen Burton + video Josef Gatti.  This was back in 2018 - which feels like a lifetime ago.  The shoot was inspired by the dreamstate of reading favourite books.
Read more
INSPIRATION: SERIES 1 SHOOT, 'THE NIGHT ARMY OF MADAME FLAMINGO'.
Sans Beast Series 01: The Night Army of Madame Flamingo

By Cathryn Wills

Discover the inspiration + narrative behind our Series 1 launch collection.  This is just the beginning as we launch this startup beast.  We invite you to join the (vegan) revolution.  Shot by dear friend of the brand, Vien Tran, styling by Ella Murphy, H+MU by Nelle Pandis + starring our motley yet stunning crew of rebels - Ivonny, Atha, Javier, Indigo + Kalilah.
Read more