New York Fashion Week is now over and the fashion press is full of the colors of spring 2009 revealed by the American designers showing there. Here at Gleni we enjoy seeing all the new looks and lines of women’s fashion but our eyes are always on the look out for the handbags accessorizing the designers’ flights of fancy.
Renting a designer handbag is the latest big thing. Wannabe fashionistas in the States and elsewhere, who crave designer labels but can’t afford the prices, can now choose from several big online rental companies that offer you all the delights of a designer bag at a weekly rental price that is a fraction of the price of purchasing it.
Looking for some positive light for Italy’s future image Giannini turned to the Consorzio 100% Italiano…
In the luxury leather industry much of the work is carried out by hand using traditional skills, in order to achieve the best quality. An example of a good handbag made by these methods was estimated to have cost 90 euros in labour and, with fine materials, a total of 300 euros to produce, which makes its retail price of 500 euros a fair and reasonable figure, though these high standards don’t give anything like the profit margin that the illegal workshops do for those who use them..
The world looks to Italy for the prestige of its luxury fabrics and the renowned skill of its artisans. Sabrina Giannini’s investigation gave her severe concern that the luxury fashion market is losing sight of the value of this aspect of their Italian heritage.