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About the brand…

article:® is a unique, contemporary brand creating ‘limited edition’ and ‘signature classic’ capsule collections of artsy luxe accessories specialising in handbags and leather goods for discerning individuals.

Drawing inspiration from mid-20th century art + architecture and honouring minimalist geometric shapes (circle | square) results in contemporary statement articles with a distinct and inimitable aesthetic. Reciting the classic, minimalist undertones of European sophistication, article:® is handcrafted by a team of skilled artisans using ethically sourced materials in a state-of-the-art facility amongst some of the most respected historical names in luxury handbags. You will not find a more thoroughly considered and tested product.

With form + function harmoniously fused together at the forefront of the creative process, each article:® habitually conforms to aesthetics and functionality. Representing maximum versatility, various interchangeable / adjustable straps and charms mix + match with pochettes and bags, encouraging the wearer to customise creatively by assembling their own combinations to express their individuality / complement their ensemble.

Evoking confidence & intrigue and representing creativity and functionality, article:® is for those who appreciate honest, timeless design, commitment to detail and refuse to compromise on exceptional quality.

“The most important thing of the way they make you feel."

About the Founder | Creative Director

Creating constitutes visual artist Elizabeth O’Connor-Cowley’s existence.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts - Visual Arts from QUT and her entrepreneurial characteristics and passion for all things creative lead Elizabeth to forge an extensive and rewarding career spanning the arts, commercial interiors and fashion industries. 

Since 2001, Elizabeth was the Founder | Creative Director of notable children’s lifestyle brands eeni meeni miini moh® + e3-M®. With a loyal following that appreciated innovative product in a unique colour palette, for the next 17 years eeni meeni miini moh®/e3-M® was recognised as a leading Australian children’s brand unmatched for its inherent design language. The brand was stocked in 250+ selected boutiques and often photographed on the children of international celebrities, including Naomi Watts, Cate Blanchett, Miranda Kerr, Megan Gale, Chris Hemsworth and Hugh Jackman/Deborra-Lee Furness.

By 2018 Elizabeth was in search of a new creative challenge. Having always admired the impeccable craftsmanship and sophistication of the classic French/Italian luxury brands and possessing an appetite for accessories, it was only natural that she combine this passion with her innate creative spirit and love for making art, and develop her own accessories brand.

Blurring the line between art and fashion (artwear), article:® echoes Elizabeth’s DNA & attention to detail. With an artsy luxe aesthetic, article:® products are defined by Elizabeth’s signature design language, distinct colour palette and adoption of juxtaposing materials. Her passion for art, architecture, interiors and graphic design is evident in every unique article.

Elizabeth lives and works in Brisbane, Australia and travels extensively for inspiration. She enjoys working in a variety of creative disciplines including painting + sculpture and making art in general (her instinctive passion) along with branding and designing statement accessories to empower the wearer.

“Colour is my absolute obsession.  I love creating atypical colour combinations and exploring the relationship between hues and tonal shifts”.


Elizabeth O’Connor-Cowley 

B.A. Vis Arts