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Hands: A Lulu Guinness History

Hands have long been a key motif for the brand due to Lulu’s fascination with the female form.

They also inject a healthy dose of playfulness and surrealism into collections – something the brand strives to achieve.

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Lulu’s hero, Elsa Schiaparelli, is often credited as pioneering the introduction of hands into fashion. The designer was heavily influenced by the Surrealist movement, where hands were an aesthetically pleasing addition.

Her 1934 clothing collection included belts made from hands, a handbag with hand fasteners and a jacket decorated with a hand motif.

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Above: Elsa Schiaparelli and her hands belt

Flash forward eighty years and Lulu introduced her hands backpack, which became a firm celebrity favourite – seen on the shoulders of Miley Cyrus, Bella Hadid, and Dakota Fanning.

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Left image: Miley Cyrus with the hands backpack. Right image: Bella Hadid

The classic Lulu hands with red nails can also be seen on our Marcie shape, iPad cases and small purses.

Now we’re taking hands to a whole new level with the introduction of the #NailedIt customisable backpack. Choose from 14 distinctive nail art designs and make it yours.

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Above: our new customisable backpack

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