BESPOKE WINE CARRIER
If you appreciate wines and fine craftsmanship, you’ll be excited to hear all about the exclusive collaboration between Singapore-based fine wine and whisky retailer, Wine & Whisky, and Japanese bespoke shoemaker Yohei Fukuda. Named The Masters Series, it is incepted by multidisciplinary agency STATE Creative and features unique lifestyle objects created by some of the world’s best craftsmen and designers.
For this unique collaboration, Fukuda, a master shoemaker who has been crafting some of the most elegant and refined footwear for men since 2008, teamed up with Wine & Whisky to unveil a limited edition series of wine carriers handcrafted from shrunken calf leather. The first release comprises only 25 pieces.
Designed with both wine and shoe in mind, this crossover is a subtle joining of the two crafts and is an exquisite example of Yohei Fukuda’s fine craftsmanship.
The clean and elegant form of the wine carrier belies a series of carefully considered details—the adjustable sterling silver buckle brings to mind the same iconic buckles of monk strap shoes, while the dog tail stitching adds subtle embellishment along the sides of the bag which is then finished with a perfectly stitched leather base, an allusion to the signature soles of Fukuda’s well-loved bespoke shoes.
Each wine carrier comes packaged in a Kiri wood box and retails at S$1,800. #04-10, 100 Pasir Panjang. Tel: 6358 2594; statecreative.com.sg