A collection based on the City of Love, Braun Büffel’s AW2015 series is Damiano Biella’s love letter that pays homage to the art and culture of Paris. “I was inspired very much by all the colours that you see in Paris… walking around in Place Vendome. We stole the emerald green and the sapphire, the ruby colours. We’re very lucky to live in a place that’s always summer yet it’s very important for us to change every season,” said Biella.
The Parisian influence is painstakingly obvious in the official campaign video, with shots of the Eiffel Tower mixed with beautiful lingering images of the AW2015 products.
The leather used in the collection is mostly derived from Italy and the brand works with four to five different tanneries to develop its own products and leather finishes. It’s a painstakingly laborious process to achieve the different shades of colour on the leather bags. Since the same type of leather reacts differently based on the shades used, the leather artisans of Braun Büffel have to mix and match colours and elements to achieve the desired consistency on the material while not sacrificing the quality.
Incidentally, Biella doesn’t use different colours for the male and female audience, preferring instead to be gender-blind and use the colours of the season across the variety of products Braun Büffel creates.
Our personal favourite is the Voyage duffel bag in mustard from the stylish Made in Florence collection. Big enough to store all our travelling essentials yet stylish enough to get us from tarmac to airport lounge, the Voyage duffel bag has a classic silhouette that can be easily matched to your outfit.
Braun Büffel is at ION Orchard B3-38, Suntec City 01-344, Westgate 01-38 and Terminal One.