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Photo: Fashion Media Group

Ever think to yourself,”What does it take to design your own handbag?”.

In an ongoing series, CRFashionBook (Carine Roitfeld/Fashion Media Group) deconstructs fashion’s most iconic accessories to tell their story.

Beautifully photographed by Ulysse Frechelin, with words by Christopher Bartley, and edited by Shiona Turini, this peek into handbag style & design is truly insightful and inspirational.

The Loewe Amazona by the numbers

39 – Number of leather pieces used

24 – Number of individual linings used

21 – Number of pieces of gold hardware (not including zippers)

11 – Square feet of suede required to construct a single bag

6.5 – Hours of craftsmanship required to realize a single bag

– Number of specialized craftsmen employed in the process of preparing, cutting, sewing, and assembling each bag.

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Filed under Bag'n-telle, Design Ideas, Design Insight

5 responses to “ANATOMY OF A BAG

  1. Brunella B R


  2. Jen

    Very interesting! I love deconstructing things to see how they are created.

  3. Wow that is amazing that all those components make that one gorgeous bag. Thank you for showing us the inside outs of making a bag.

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