Friday, 15 May 2015 14:43

Designer of New Luxury Handbag Line Aims to Spread Message of Unity Through Fashion

A new luxury line of Canadian handbags comes bearing a mission: to spread a message of unity consciousness. Bearing the tagline “I am you and you are me. One love and unity,” HYM (, which stands for His, Hers, Yours and Mine, features a line of leather handbags designed by Christina Di Pede. Di Pede’s mission is create fashions that merge genders and dispel illusions of separation.


“HYM was created with the purpose of inspiring more love in people,” Di Pede said. “Our mosaic is a visual metaphor representing our value of many different people and ideas coming together in unity and cohesion.”

All HYM luxury bags are designed in Canada and manufactured in New York using supple Italian leather and velvety soft baby calf hair. Each bag is made with care and attention to detail, with an integrity of materials and craftsmanship that allow the bags to stand on their own. Di Pede seeks out materials to fashion HYM handbags that maintain their natural integrity, including Italian leathers with their natural luster and softness.

The designer luxury handbags, which are already making a splash in the Toronto fashion scene, were featured this holiday season on Global News Canada’s Morning Show and were available for sale at the Christmas Pop-Up market at Yonge-Dundas Square.

HYM Handbags from the Wonder Land collection of Spring and Summer 2015 are now available for pre-order online, to be shipped in February.

Di Pede’s design philosophy can be described as a spirited unity of vibrancy and sophistication. The silhouettes are classic and dynamic, providing something for everyone and leaving the ultimate interpretation up to the wearer.

“We’re so excited to launch our exciting new luxury handbag line with a mission,” Di Pede said. “HYM’s message of unity consciousness is embedded in every bag to serve as a daily reminder that we are all connected, and to inspire you to be who you are and live your truth. Those looking for beautiful designer handbags are going to love what we have to offer.”

About Christina Di Pede

Born and raised in Toronto, Canadian designer Christina Di Pede graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Sociology degree, and then went on to complete the Fashion Merchandising and Marketing program at Toronto’s International Academy of Design. Shortly after graduation, she began to independently research and develop her HYM brand, ultimately creating platform from which she could exercise her passion for design while giving the gift of inspiration and empowerment to others. From start to finish, every HYM bag is created with love.