Known for its handmade bags and accessories of high-quality leather, TSATSAS expanded its repertoire of materials and entering into an extraordinary union with textiles. The project SO_FAR presented five limited versions of the tote bag FLUKE, each in a combination of calfskin and fabrics from the Raf Simons collection of Danish textile company Kvadrat.
SO_FAR represented a new approach in the development of TSATSAS. While the label’s work focused on natural leather and a modern interpretation of traditional crafted leather, translated into contemporary designs, in their work with textiles designer Esther and Dimitrios Tsatsas treaded new paths.
When in 2014 Kvadrat launched its first fabric collection with Raf Simons, the designer duo was thrilled with the patterns, colours and quality. “When we got the chance as the first bag label worldwide to work exclusively with the fabrics of the Kvadrat/Raf Simons collection, our focus was on transferring the contrast between textiles and leather into a new aesthetic,” they explained.
The project SO_FAR was a separate edition intended to complement the existing TSATSAS collection, which was limited in terms of numbers. Starting from January 2017, five versions of the iconic FLUKE bag were available at selected international stores in an edition of 50 each.
SO_FAR EDITION 01
FIVE VERSIONS OF THE FLUKE BAG IN
A LIMITED EDITION OF 50 EACH
FABRICS BY RAF SIMONS FOR KVADRAT
IN COMBINATION WITH NATURAL CALFSKIN LEATHER
HANDCRAFTED IN GERMANY
EACH BAG INDIVIDUALISED BY SERIAL NUMBER AND
ITS EDITION NUMBER