By now you know the beautiful tale of our First Lady collection and are familiar enough with her tastes in music, art and travel. You also know the First Lady Croco Blue who, like her sister the First Lady Croco Pink, is cool and edgy but she is also a powerful and ambitious woman, who is not afraid to take risks in life and in fashion. What I haven't told you yet is what goes into making such an enchanting bag.
Since I am not a handbag-manufacturing expert, I had a little chat with one of our Master Craftsmen who assembles all of our favourite MCM handbags...
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Hi Ingo! Could you tell me how much manpower and time and is required to create an MCM First Lady bag?
You need three very skilled craftsmen to make such a bag. One craftsman to cut the material, another craftsman to build the bag and another to do the sewing. It takes approximately one full day to manufacture one First Lady Croco Blue bag, from material checking to packing the ready-made product
Which step is the most difficult during the entire process, and which is the harshest?
The most difficult component to the product’s completion process is fitting the zipper in a functional & efficient manner. The harshest process to undergo is completing a Boston Bag, comprising a total of 57 separate components; individually they may not convey much, but when assembled with proper craftsmanship a luxury bag is born.
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In terms of material and technology, which parts are are unique and non-imitatable?
All of MCM’s product lines are ecologically friendly and gentle to the skin. Some MCM product lines extend their durability to sun & and waterproofing, further punctuating the notion of timelessness. There is even a product line in development utilising nano-technology to promote enhanced blood circulation! Other features involving elusive nano-tech involves the lining, which optimises ions for antibacterial use, further enhancing its durability. This Spring / Summer season, our dignified & classic First Lady Croco Collection makes an alluringly striking comeback enhanced with elegant two-tone croco-embossed leather. Our latest edition is the ideal companion for the cosmopolitan fashionista who endeavours to ‘tour-le-monde’ with her world-inside-a-handbag, our latest edition is handcrafted for style & panache without compromise in quality or functionality.
And THIS is the result! Pretty cool, uh?
Every time I watch this video, or talk to one of our craftsmen, I am totally amazed at the skills these men are. Actually, scratch that: they aren't men, they are wizards! I wish I could create such beauty with my hands.
Instead, I will just carry my First Lady Croco Blue with just a little bit more pride from now on, as I know what a labour of love lies behind it.
Traduction - Voici comment on fabrique le First Lady Croco Blue
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