TEXTURE COLLECTION 2017
Handcrafted by Edward de Lacy.
1. The feel, appearance, or consistency of a surface or a substance. 1.1 The character or appearance of a textile fabric as determined by the arrangement and thickness of its threads. 1.2 The tactile quality of the surface of a work of art. 1.3 The quality created by the combination of the different elements in a work of music or literature.
Through modern leather dying techniques and printing processes there are so many textures and colours to choose from these days; from embossed moc animal skins to metallic foil finishes, heat transfer prints to name but a few. For this collection my main goal was to concentrate on the leather itself, it would be far too easy to go out and just shelf pick textured leathers for the collection. The process has been about creating textures, pushing the fabric itself, by layering, slashing, punching holes, studding, stitching and twisting.
All the textured pieces created in the collection sit against bright hair on cow hide leathers, this being one of the only leathers I have chosen to use without manipulating. The true vibrant colours achieved in the dying process of hair on hide leather are unique, I love the bright colour of these leathers. The majority of the bags in the collection are created in very limited runs, many are one of a kind pieces which will never be repeated again.