A few weeks ago Aafke Hof asked me to design and create a bag to hold the livery collar for the new mayor of my hometown Emmen. Amazing, such an honour!

I couldn’t design an ordinary bag,yet  it had to fit the style of the collar, it had to be functional and not too showy. A challenge for a designer that makes shoes and bags that are quite outstanding.

As if it wasn’t enough of a challenge, I once again made it very hard on myself by choosing a bag design with a very difficult technical construction.

After dozens of sketches, seven different bag flaps en a first bag that just wasn’t perfect enough for me, the end result turned out to be a true showpiece. I was filled with pride while watching the mayor open the bag and put on his lively collar last Monday! What an amazing experience.

 

 

Want to see how the bag was made? Have a look at this video:

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