Janine Quinn has been designing handbags since her early days as a lawyer. Seeking refuge in creativity, her design aesthetic is very much influenced by the structure, functionality and accuracy of the law and the bohemian free-spirit that balances her psyche. Because the two concepts are very much opposites, the aesthetics are complimentary of each other and the end result is a highly functional product with soul.
Inspired by a nomadic spirit and memories of days in Bohemia, Fernweh & Fringe is Janine’s brand that holds a history spanning across travels from Hungary to Central America. Made with originally designed hand loomed rugs sourced from India, everything about the company has been a very slow, organic and select process. The alchemy of the brand continues to evolve through collaborations and new travels.
“Ever since I can remember, I’ve always wanted to wear a little something every day as a unique expression of my style. Whether its a ring that I found in a trinket shop in Turkey, a scarf made by a student from SCAD in Savannah, or a brightly colored handbag with a story, we should endeavor not to be cookie-cutter.”