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At Lobos, we’re redefining luxury and wearable art using beautifully handcrafted bags as the canvas for your story.
The Lobos story began in 2018, born from dedication, intuition, and passion. It was while showcasing our prêt-à-porter collection of luxury coats, which featured distinctive statement leather pockets, that we noticed the interest being given to the pockets themselves. Buyers were asking whether these artistic and handcrafted pockets were detachable or could be used as a small bag. They weren’t. But maybe they could be or should be? At this moment, we realised we had conceived something extraordinary. An idea was born to design and produce artistic bags which would elevate the concept of handbags to new heights. We then spent a great deal of time exploring the concept of classic handbag shapes which could be transformed into works of art using detachable accessories. We wanted the art to be as wearable as the handbag itself, so why not use the bag as the canvas and marry the two?
With wearable art as the driving force, collaboration with independent artists would be the most authentic way to combine leather craftsmanship with artisanal design. To do this, we sought the very best multi-disciplined artists, harnessing a variety of disciplines and establishing a team of talent and originality.
With the artistic element in place, we sourced sustainable Italian leather suppliers who met our rigorous standards and gave us full transparency into how our bags would be made.
The next stage was to produce a collection of prototypes. After several months, we developed our team of highly skilled craftsmen, sharing over 37 years of experience. The result is a collaboration of art and craftsmanship with a superior attention to detail, which we feel enormously proud of.
Meet the Lobos siblings and the brains behind the eponymous brand - Monika & Patryk.
A note from the founders:
“Monika has always been the creative force behind the brand, training at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow; while Patryk supplies the business vision, having studied at the University of Economics in the same city. Together we pursued fashion design by combining our respective talents and developing a passion for collaboration. After moving to Milan – the fashion capital of Europe – we knew that we were destined to launch our own fashion label.
With an uncompromising attitude to quality, we spent 8 years honing our fashion skills at some of Europe’s most established universities, including SAPU (Krakow) lstituto Marangoni and lstituto Secoli (Milan) and Central Saints Martins (London).
A period of time spent working at international fashion houses such as Femestage by Eva Minge and Hugo Boss, cemented our understanding of the fashion industry and its particular nuances.
In 2018, we felt ready to make a direct impact on the industry by launching our own brand, which would redefine the art of the handbag and respect the value of craftsmanship. Of all our learnings on this journey so far, the role of collaboration with artists stood out as a priority in building a truly distinctive and authentic label. The marriage between art and craftsmanship would sit at the very heart of everything we would do in producing wearable art and this will always remain a core part of the Lobos DNA.
But what would we name the brand? We both agreed – Lobos, of course”
The art of the bag
The artists and craftsmen are the true heroes of the Lobos story.
Collaborating with independent artists, Lobos offers a variety of personalisation options which celebrate individuality, personality and artisanal design. Sourcing sustainable Italian leather from ethical suppliers, each bag is handcrafted in Europe by a team with over 37 years of experience in the industry. Working with extraordinarily talent artists, Lobos uses a range of innovative techniques such as hand painting, graphic design, leather mosaics and tattoo art, adopting a multi-disciplined and original approach to fashion and design.
Creativity, modern craftsmanship and personalisation sit at the heart of everything Lobos does to ensure that each bag is a work of art in its own right and feels completely unique to you. Our craftsmanship; your story.