Tango Small Shoulder Bag
Inspired by nature, perfected by craftsmanship.
All GRETCHEN bags are influenced by the beauty of nature and architecture.
Inspired by the structures of a leaf, the designer created the profile lines underneath the leather.
The sides of the bag are made out of soft calf leather. Therefore, it offers a lot of space in the inside.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Mid-sized handbag for both daytime and evening.
Special about this bag are its two Options how to wear it:
wear the strap single for long, cross-body wearing
wear the strap doubled, so it's short, with the bag directly under the arm.
What also makes it unique are the hand-applied profiling details underneath the leather.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The bag is not only elegant, it is also practical. It has 2 wearing options and offers a lot of space.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The process duration was one season (6 month). The design studio is located in Berlin, Germany.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Soft waxed calf skin leather made for an incredibly pleasant touch, intentionally contrasting with the more constructed main body made from so-called glazed leather. Elaborate hand-applied profiling details underneath the leather of the plum-shaped main body add dimension and richness to the clean shape.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
8 pairs of hands created this shoulderbag in 240 minutes of craftsmanship from 18 hand-cut pieces and with over 2310 stitches
Height : 24 cm (9")
Width : 27 cm (10")
Depth : 14 cm (5")
Handle Range : 30 (11") cm-60 (22") cm
Finest calf leather
clutch, bag, leather, high-quality, black, luxury, accessory, travel, handbag
The artisan process
Cut to measure profile structures are applied onto a support material. This base structure is then covered with leather. With a blunt knife, the so called folding leg, each profile structure is retraced by hand, one by one.
We wanted to create a bag, which is not only elegant but also practical, with the special something and a high quality standard.
The special something we decided for are the hand made profile structures.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Anne Christin Schmitt
Model : Anne-Christin Schmitt