Exotic skins are getting techie. Accessories houses are experimenting with innovations in the category, ranging from lasers to glosses to foiling techniques. The goal: to produce handbags that are as unique as they are luxurious.
Nancy Gonzalez is incorporating a new satin finish onto its colorful python and lizard handbags, resulting in a polished, glazed look that’s neither shiny nor matte. The brand has also embraced laser cutting for more advanced patternmaking and precision. “When a laser cuts, it burns at the same time. I can cut right at the border and not have to go back; there’s no fringe left over and it’s very clean,” says president Santiago Gonzalez. “You can cut really intricate patterns.”
Alberta Ferretti's "Rainbow Week" sweaters are back. The designer closed her #MFW show with a few day-of-the-week sweaters, which first debuted on the catwalk last January as part of the pre-fall 2017 collection. #wwdfashion (📷: @delphineachard)