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La havana sandal was first created in 2011 and I am looking forward to perfectioning it for the 2012 summer collection as it is one of my favourite designs. As always it is available in pure and simple, engraved, and crocodile and pyton (prices on request) . Also choose between rounded or squared fronts its up to you!

 

Great for the important meeting, turn up in style with this elegant document carry case that will give you that extra confidence when you present yourself and your ideas with your ipad and documents neatly housed in luxurious (36x26cm) calf leather with a symmetrical embossed motif.

13 Nov

Blogger: what is luxury?

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What is Luxury? By Alexis Fasol

 

Ever since I started working with my hands, focusing my ambitions on becoming a master craftsman, I have been fascinated by the idea of luxury and what it means. As a creator one dreams of forming part of en exclusive group of the most gifted, able to create objects that will provoke the attention of those who have the means to own them into competing to obtain your services and subsequently allowing you to increase the price you can command for your work. However, luxury is not just about the expensive and the beautiful for the rich and powerful. It has always been so much more and has constantly been evolving, reinventing itself over time influenced by the way the world is seen through the eyes of different cultures and their customs. Luxury has been on a roller coaster ride since the time of the Incas, Mayans and Aztecs. The Ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks. The Persians, the Chinese to the Japanese and the Europeans, in fact every single society on earth has a concept of the idea of Luxury that on the surface may well appear to be have significant differences, yet I believe that the underlying motives that drives luxury and its creation is in fact very similar around the world. All societies that have indulged in luxuries have seen them very much as a barometer of social status and often even virtue as the have nots aspire, NOT to overthrow the ostentatious elites who benefit from a luxurious lifestyle, but rather they aspire to join the elites one day and so benefit from a  bit of luxury for themselves and their loved ones. So, although the ostentatious flaunting of luxury may well have been the motive for a few revolutions over the times it would seem that most of the time the aspirational narcotic of luxury has inspired those who have little to try and climb the social ladder in order to consume the tantalising temptations that only luxury can provide.

25 Oct

Is this handmade?

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I frequently get asked what to me is a rather confusing question. Members of the public enter my workshop and ask me "Is this handmade?''.

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