In a fashion world dominated by mass production, it’s important for brands to promote the art and craftsmanship behind their products. This weekend Tod’s is hosting the D Bag Retrospective which traces the evolution of its most iconic bag, which is now a favourite with actresses Demi Moore, Diana Kruger and Kate Middleton. I’ve always loved the shape – it’s structured yet soft and the vachetta leather is timeless and luxe.
The exhibition merges fashion and art and features several specially commissioned D Bag sculptures in resin, silver and gold, hanging installations, videos and special animations featuring the craftsmen that make the bags. The brand has also flown in an artisan from its factory in Italy to demonstrate the making of a bag from start to finish.
Actress Michelle Yeoh has also designed her own D Bag which will be auctioned off after the exhibition moves to Singapore. Proceeds will be donated to Japan.
It’s a glimpse into a dying craft, so it’s worth a visit.
The D Bag Retrospective exhibition will run until tomorrow at Level 1, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong.