Crocodile leather is notoriously hard to work with, but Singapore-based house Kwanpen has turned it into an art form – its craftsmen must undergo a rigorous apprenticeship under an experienced master before they can work with the precious skins.
Each bag is made by hand, fitted with gold or palladium-plated hardware and takes around 30 hours to complete.
This skill and care is evident in the finished products, which include timeless bags and briefcases, belts and footwear. The Burlington Arcade boutique is the brand’s only store outside of Asia and offers both men’s and women’s collections.
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