^ all i've posted above are samplings from VBH's fall/winter 2005 collection...here's a brief blurb on the label:
V.B.H - THE DESIGNER
The house of V.B.H was founded and is led by businessman V. Bruce Hoeksema. Hoeksema lived between the United States and Europe as a child and has spent the last twenty years living in Italy and working in the international Fashion business. V.B.H is an Italian Luxury Accessories house the core of which is a line of menís and womenís luxury bags. The company is based in Rome but all leather goods are produced and located in Florence. All pieces are produce exclusively in Italy using the finest materials and the best Italian craftsmanship. These contemporary designs are assembled by time honored workmanship and make each piece unique, modern, elegant and timeless. Each piece is individually handcrafted and sewn by small teams of artisans whose expertise and experience is unsurpassed.
No detail is overlooked in the creation of these bags. The insides are finished with the same care taken over the exterior. Great attention is given to the materials used to reinforce the structure of the bag; each one has its name and limited edition number engraved on a plaque inside. V.B.H bags are truly exclusive and luxurious pieces that one must hold to fully appreciate. They are investments to have and use for a lifetime.