Want to know how a leather bag is made? Furla takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour of the assemblage of Bellaria
Cut and dry
The every man is not always granted an insider look of the making of fashion. Half the time, it's because not always a pretty process. Modern sweatshops is a thing, and so is child labour and working conditions that fall far below the acceptable margin. The other half of the time, artisanal expertise is so protected by traditional labels, they're practically trade secrets.
Italian bag brand Furla belongs to a league of its own. Yes, they may belong in the masstige market according to industry observers (especially considering their friendly price points). Yet this doesn't diminish the name, but acknowledges its positioning in accessibility and know-how.
Take the key bag from Furla's fall/winter 2018 collection, the Bellaria. The crossbody spares little expense of expertise, from the handling of the vegetable tanned leather to the construction of the refined double-buckle taken from climbers' carabineers. Bellaria's flap and body, front and back, are wrapped in Vacchetta leather, while the sides are soft Oasi leather. See how they all come together in the gallery above.
The Furla Bellaria bag is available in stores.