Every bag, wallet and accessory is designed, cut and sewn by Edward in his Manchester based studio.
'I first started to create leather goods, mainly bags, in my spare time whilst studying for a degree in Fine Art at Leeds.
I was originally using leather off-cuts which tended to be the edges of the hides which have a rough and natural shape. Sewing these together would determine the design, shape and size of the bags. It was a very organic process that produced very organic designs, you never knew quite what the result would look like until the end. I still work in an organic way when developing new designs and collections but the handwriting from all those first designs when I launched back in 2005 is still there. I often revisit older designs and reinvent them for new collections. Nowadays most of my work has a minimalist style, which is where my passion lies when looking at sculpture, art and other design objects.
My aim moving forward with de Lacy is to continue to grow the brand organically, with the passion for creating timeless understated high quality products that offer an alternative to the main stream luxury brands out there.' - Edward de Lacy.