We are proud to announce Sorcha O’Raghallaigh X Betangible collaboration. We must admit that the experience has been fantastic and the result is simply spectacular. We also want to thank Design & Sampling Studio ALEP for their help.
We visited her studio in London last week and spoke with her about this collaboration. Find it below.
Betangible: Tell us about your latest collection.
Sorcha O’Raghallaigh: The main source of inspiration behind this collection is the work of artist Alfred Gilbert, in particular his memorial sculptures. I am continually drawn to things that are quite dark and moody but at the same time have a romantic aesthetic — something which Gilbert’s work possesses. I never like to draw all my inspiration from just one subject so I also looked to Victorian Harlequin outfits for some additional inspiration; I wanted the collection to have a playful side in contrast to the darker moody side.
Betangible: Why did you chose to work with leather?
Betangible: How did you find working with Betangible?
Betangible: What are your favourite features of the capsule collection of bags?
Betangible: How do you think the capsule collection works as a whole?
Betangible: As you’ve mentioned, your collections are usually quite ornate and couture – how did it feel to make something more practical?
Betangible: Why Spain?
Today we want to tell you about the luxury leather goods´s brand “Fendi” which has released “Baguette Painter´s Toile“, an interesting kit of paints and brushes with which we can create our own Fendi Baguette Bag.
We can find several examples of custom Fendi Baguette made by great artists like Tom Sachs, Richard Prince, Franceso Vezzoli and Enzo Cucchi amog others.
The video below shows how the Brazilian artist Nina Pandolfo creates her own Baguette step by step, We hope you enjoy the video
Belgian fashion and accessories designer, Neils Peeraer , is a graduate of the Royal Fashion Academy in Antwerp (Belgium). His Master Collection was awarded with handbag collaboration with the renowned luxury brand Delvaux. We had the opportunity of attending his show in Antwerp on that year and featured his world on one of our posts.
Neils’ work can be described as “Simply Unique”. Not only because of his emotional approach to design itself, but also because of his master use of veg tanned leathers. All his leather goods are made using veg tanned leathers and brass hardware. A profound knowledge of the materials and the techniques are necessary to design and make the leather goods and accessories in the photos below.
The images are from Neils Peeraer’s AW13 Collection in which you can find handbags, bracelets and hats; all made out of veg tanned leather and brass snaps and rings.
Japanese brand Comme des Garçons IPad cases are one of our favourite designs for IPad. Functionality and the best craftsmanship are two of the main features of these IPad covers. Once again, the very popular “Very Black” line comes on the scene; no gold zips or contrast branding… Just smooth black leather…
We have been following Estonian-born designer Oliver Ruuger for quite a while and we really like his view on craftsmanship and handmade products. The video below shows the making process of one of the creations in which ancient techniques are combined with the latest innovations in order to make a leather item.
Believe it or not, there are still small leather goods workshops that make one-off leather products. Today, we would like to show you a local manufacturer that specialises in the manufacturing of bespoke storage chests and trunks, Breton. We were invited to see Breton’s workshop and got impressed about their craftsmanship and meticulous care of the details in each piece. See some photos below.
American fashion designer, Rick Owens launched a new series of leather accessories featuring a metallic gold finish that is present throughout his AW’12 collection. We really like the contrast between the metallic leather and the matt edge dye. Hope you enjoy them.
Most people may agree that Italian luxury brand Bottega Veneta is mostly recognised by their woven bags. You may also imagine that only the most skilled Artisans are able to make it with the quality standards that luxury brands offer. The video below shows part of the process. I hope you enjoy it.
SS13 leather wallets collection of Swedish Brand Acne Studios is full of very colourful and functional pieces. Zip wallets, small coin purses or cardholders are new styles that complement the basics of the brand. An example of good taste and well made leather goods.
Italian Brand Braccialini fascinates us. Their designs do not go unnoticed. Braccialini’s passion for details and innovation makes the Italian brand be one of the most original bags firms we have ever seen. Their collections are full of different types of leathers and other materials… Their website is worth a visit. See some of their designs below.