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.
Genuine exotic leathers, geometrical shapes, innovative construction and unconventional concept… These are the ideas that came to our minds when we found the designs below. We really enjoy the idea of not keeping the standard proportions for each type of design. Really smart… More info here
Spanish leather goods firm, Malababa , started in 1997 and it is now present in more than 300 stores worldwide. Their leather accessories hoard the values of “Made in Spain” leather goods. The leathers used in Malababa’s leather accessories have been tanned using traditional tanning processes without any chemicals. Smart designs and experienced manufacturers unite … See some of their items below…
A very good friend of ours told us about this very first collection of two Italian artists who have joined their creative spirits under the name C.A.2 Creative . The collection features huge stoles, gloves, foulards and small accessories and is inspired by ancient Chinese paper-cut artworks. Automatic Cutting Systems (Blade, laser or water-jet cutting) may have been used for the engravings.