Cowhide // Hand-Tipped Python // Hand-Tipped Nile Crocodile
White // Gold
SR Sig. Hand-Tipped Nile Crocodile
Floral Metallic Satin
The good people at Belaire ordered 'Another One' : this time a Bespoke gift for DJ Khaled. Playing off Belaire's Luxe bottle motif, we built the entire piece of various white leathers and exotics- Cowhide, Python & Saltwater Crocodile.
Our overall goal with the piece was to reflect the White & Gold colorway, without detracting from the luxuriousness of the materials with an over-use of metallic gold. To achieve this, we hand-painted each Python and Crocodile scale tip one at a time with a gold edge- an absolutely painstaking process (see below). The effect created is a not-so-subtle hint of gold that in no way compromises the overall elegance of the bag. We directly embroidered both the Belaire Luxe & We The Best logos into the cowhide face and a massive 'LUXE' (font-matched to their bottle) across the top gusset for seamless branding integration. Obviously gold-finish hardware was necessary & due to the lack of size 16 white/gold Riri zippers in the NYC Garment District, we were forced to cut 2 Raccagni zips and have them meet pull to pull (an SR 1st and effectively our most costly zipper to date).
Lastly, we lined the interior with a gold & floral satin - an ode to Khaled's release of the 'Major Key' album and equipped the bag's interior with two adjustable bottle holders- only right for a true Belaire man.