Fall Utility Tote and Waxed Canvas Backpack by Layerxlayer
One of the real upsides to working this job in my opinion is to see the progression of the younger and lesser known labels, it also gives us a chance to get behind them and showcase their talent. Particularly the ones who make their own products by hand or are really hands on creatively. Layerxlayer have made a few appearances on the site before and I’m always checking back to see what products they have floating around in their shop. If you don’t already know, everything that they produce is handmade and really focuses on quality and craftsmanship. I like the idea of a ‘collaborative studio’ in which Patrick & Leah set-up nearly 3 years ago and also creating meaningful work that’s extremely functional and useable in everyday life.
As I was passing through their blog I really enjoyed the first instalment of fall 2011, to coincide with this they went about showcasing the products in a lookbook type series. You can see some of my favourite shots above and below which I think do both the tote in a beautiful duck and canvas material, and the backpack in waxed canvas a lot of justice. If you’d like to learn a little more about Patrick & Leah and their studio in New York I’d recommend reading through an article that Well Spent put together for their ‘The Makers’ series. It’s basically lunch at their house where we can see shots of the interior and the couple in question, nice to see all the nifty little details in the products and even some of the creative work outside of the label.