Earlier this month I went to the launch event for new luxury handbags brand Liliyang of LondonHeld at the ICA, the event showcased the first collection of handmade, limited edition leather accessories from Goldsmiths graduates Lucy Dyer and Lily Yang Li.

(In my orange dress from ASOS)

Lucy Dyer with Made in Chelsea's Louise Thompson and Rosie Fortescue

Lily came from a corporate background and so the girls designed handbags with the working woman in mind – the largest bag in the collection has a compartment for your laptop, iPad and a handy concealed section for your oyster card, keys and purse for easy access.

Emma Louise Layla Duff at luxury handbag Liliyang launch event

The collection uses good quality leathers in patent crocskin finishes and smooth calfskin in deep ruby red, black, smoky purple and pale crystal blue.  I chose the Card Holder in Lavender Croc Effect to take home and I loved the boxy Sianna Tote.

The SIANNA Tote in Port Croc Effect Leather is a piece to treasure.  With its unusual double bag style and beautifully-crafted Liliyang logo clasp, the SIANNA is instantly recognisable.  With a carefully designed interior structure to suit the needs of a modern woman, the SIANNA incorporates two bags in one.

The lovely Lucy Dyer and Lily Yang Li