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.”
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)