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This Pierotucci Italian leather handbags has been a favorite for years – it’s one of those classic styles that never seems to go out of fashion. A rich soft grain embossed leather with silver colored hardware accents and it comes in two sizes.
Just take a look and among the emerging fashion trends for 2013 you will see the intricate piece work or perhaps better known as patchwork. A classic design used frequently with geometrical shapes to form larger designs in repeating or variations of colors. Many will know of it as a creative way to recuperate scraps of material, simply think of the art of patchwork quilts. However not all designs are geometric in form – have a look at what Proenza has been showing on the catwalks. It’s clear from Vouge to Proenza to Givenchy, patchwork is in the air.
Shapes and prints mixed together for Proenza and Vogue to create a visual effect of blending colors. Whereas Givenchy uses stark contrasts and solid colors to accent the patchwork effect. 2013 is sure to highlight this age old craft and bring it to new heights.
The designer leather handbag FORTUNATA was certainly a forerunner for the Pierotucci collection exploring options on how to recuperate smaller pieces of precious leathers, embossed leather, printed leathers and top quality leather leftovers. The quartered pattern for the Fortunata handbag lent itself to re-utilizing smaller pieces by creating unique – one of a kind handbags / tote bags with personalized lining. The front and back panel of each handbag is divided into 4 sections which allows the cutter to utilize pieces from various productions to produce a total new design.
End result – the scraps kept getting smaller, so the Pierotucci design staff went back to the drawing board and created a pattern for the front and back panels of this one of a kind Italian leather handbag to come up with the miniature patchwork version. This manual intensive pattern is created right in the Pierotucci leather factory where each square is hand cut then matched up to create a totally unique and never seen before (and to be seen again) patchwork panel for the front and back of these limited edition handbags.
Once production is finished for the FORTUNATA leather handbag with the larger panel, the left over leather pieces are organized by color and pattern. The master craftsman then proceeds to cut smaller squares and stores them until he reaches the necessary quantity Each panel is made of 6 across and 7 down with a mix of up to 21 different types of leathers. The patchwork design on each panel is unique and repeated front and back – but not repeated for another bag thus the FORTUANTA label on the front will always reflect that this is the first and only bag in production of this type. This work is intensive manual labor but there is no way you can create so much beauty without a bit of effort!
Handbags. It’s in style. It was in style. It will ALWAYS be in style. Those are more or less my particular thoughts when I think of something classic. Adding classic pieces to your wardrobe is definitely worth thinking about, worth investing in. And let’s face it, if it’s something timeless, it’s well worth the money you paid for it, because for the most part, you’ll be able to wear it, accessorize it, or parade around in it any time you please. Take this classic, Italian leather evening bag for example, you’re certainly not going to wake up one morning and find that your handbag has disgraced itself and lost its class. Like I said before, classic is truly timeless. This classic cream, gold accented, Chanel inspired evening bag is perfect for when you play dress up, go out to dinner, have an event to attend or just when you want to look your very best. So, if you don’t already have those classic staple items in your wardrobe that immediately come to mind or you’re like me, and can never get enough, today is the perfect day for ” classic” shopping!
Campomaggi is breaking into color with a new style of bags that combine a vintage look with a touch of edge. Stepping out into the wild world of color, this new line up consists of vibrant and less common shades but still reminiscent of Campomaggi’s unique and unrecognizable style.
Check out this tote for example. In comes in a grass green and an earthy wine color with a worn, vintage look and studded detailing along the top edge of the bag. Fashion forward, vintage yet modern and in fantastic colors, this bag is without a doubt the tote of the season.
Renza started working on these adorable mini Italian leather handbags yesterday evening, she started by prepping the zip pulls and sewing the the top zip on to the front and back panel. Today she will finish these little guys up so that they can be put into the store tomorrow morning. She is setting the glue to the panels that will hold the (silver) lining in place on this Toscanella top zip mini hobo bag as the components of the bag are assembled.
Then before she can go any further these pieces are sent over to Marina who will secure the lining with a perfect row of stitches…note as I update you during the day on this bags progress, how many times she will take this in hand – yet you will never be able to find the first stitch on this mini Italian leather hobo bag.
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