Cuir de Russie, LVMH introduces leather used by Tsars for a unique collection of bags

LVMH has in the pipeline a calf leather bag model that dates back to a century ago. This leather is especially popular in Russia before the Bolshevik Revolution of 1922. The news came from ForexTV website. According to the report, the luxury French group would plan to revive the processing of this particularly fine leather once used in Russia – specifically from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century – to make leather products for the nobles and royal families of Western Europe, as well as for the Russian army. The production was because of the revolutionary upheavals of the century.  Now it comes back to life with the name of Borodino Cuir de Russie, and an exclusive line of bags made in collaboration with the brand owned Moynat (just as “historic and noble” as the leather). The collection should hit the stores sometime in January and will be named ‘Cuir Imperial’. The initiative stems from a conversation started two years ago between Jean-Baptiste Voisin (Director of the strategy and president of Métiers d’Art LVMH) and Ramesh Nair (creative director of Moynat), in collaboration with one of the French tanneries Group, Tanneries Roux, who developed the product.


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