BAG OF TREATS

Why we wanna stick our hands into Loewe’s pink pick.

Preview (Philippines) - - Chapter One Mood - BY JAE DE VEYRA PICK­RELL

Just like the pas­try that you pick out from the gleam­ing gag­gle wink­ing at you from be­hind the pas­try shop’s glass dis­play, bags sig­nify your taste in more ways than one, and there’s noth­ing puz­zling about want­ing Loewe’s Puz­zle bag as your summertime treat. Clearly, the Loewe team has put as much ef­fort and thought into mak­ing it as great patissiers do with sweets to make us for­get our di­ets without even a blink. We’re won over by the Puz­zle’s lus­cious, but­tery calf­skin and del­i­cate yet sturdy struc­ture, and that mil­len­nial pink doesn’t hurt ei­ther—in fact, it just makes us want to sink our teeth—er, get our hands on it all the more.

The Puz­zle is made of 41 dif­fer­ent leathers, nine tex­tile pieces, 45 cloth ar­mors, plus the gold de­tails and zip­pers.

Loewe Cre­ative Di­rec­tor Jonathan An­der­son re­vealed that the Puz­zle’s de­sign was in­spired by the con­struc­tion of an old fake leather bag.

The ab­stract shape came from trac­ing along the lines where the leather had cracked off. Ar­ti­sans care­fully laser-cut the leather planes be­fore as­sem­bling them like origami.

Loewe ar­ti­sans do all the sewing by hand. To com­plete one bag, 524 ac­tions are re­quired in about 530 min­utes.

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