Part-time Picnic by Welcome Companions

A collection of leather bags inspired by an afternoon on the grass

by Vivianne Lapointe Fascinated by how unexpected shapes can be transformed into functional accessories, Laurel Consuelo Broughton launched Welcome Companions in 2011. Her debut Mr. Knife, Miss Fork collection was well received by fashion hounds and intellectuals alike, inspired by Rene Crevel’s surrealist novel, “Babylon”. Broughton’s newest concept once again presents aesthetically strong pieces with a decidedly non-serious sense of fun. The 12-piece “Part-Time Picnic” …