Brian T. O’Rourke is a Chicago artist whose paintings have been sold through Macy’s department stores, to interior designers, and to private collectors throughout the U.S. Now, he is selling some of his best-selling designs on a line of limited-edition handbags and accessories.
The collection of fashion accessories includes work totes, shoulder bags, satchels, clutches, petite wallets, framed wallets, diaper bags, and other styles decorated with an assortment of O’Rourke’s designs. Some designs are subdued and elegant; others are vibrant and wild. Prices range from $95 and $555 and each piece comes with a numbered certificate signed by O’Rourke.
The seven styles in the collection vary greatly in size and shape, but each has luxurious leather accents and soft microfiber-printed designs that are both durable and cleanable. A sublimation process was used to “bake” the art into the fabric or leather. The embedded images are extremely clear and will not fade, crack or peel.
“I’m thrilled at the response that my new line has received,” says O’Rourke. “While I’ve always been proud of my artwork, I’m especially excited about this new venture and the opportunity for people to be able to wear my artwork.”