Initially I came across historical connections between leather and fragrance as the old French glove makers would perfume their leather products. In this project I also felt a need to add another less invisible dimension to Byredo.Fragrance is a totally sensory experience. How do you translate that experience into leather goods?
The process of creating such a visually impactful product was quite different from fragrance, but at the same time it was as much about capturing an emotion, so our approach translated very well.
Are there any bags for men in the line?
All the bags are for both women and men, although I’ve found that men are drawn to the larger pieces.
Are you inspired by any hommes who are dedicated to the man bag trend?
Mr. George Cortina.
You spent two years creating this line. What took you so long?!
To be honest the design of the bags is quite simple; most of the two years I spent learning about the materials and meeting with the craftsman in Italy.
Do the bags have a specific scent?
They smell like the most precious French calf leather.
If you were to create a scent inspired by your handbags, what would it be called?
Pricey But Worth It.
Pajamas, I’m ashamed to say.