C California Style

The Buenos Aires bag, $3,500. PHOTO: SHAUN NIX.
Aldo Rossi in his Topanga workshop. PHOTO: SHAUN NIX.
PHOTO: Cam Dionne.

New Fashioned

by C California Style

Aldo Rossi resurrects the lost art of handmade luxury.

It takes roughly 50 hours for Aldo Rossi to construct the Buenos Aires bag: Inspired by an Argentine postal carrier, the French-born artisan cuts, sews and dyes the Italian leather tote by hand in his Topanga Canyon workshop along with the rest of the items in his namesake collection (belts, more bags, wallets, wrist straps and forthcoming bag accessories). “I had trouble finding a simple strap bracelet for myself,” says Rossi on his impetus for starting the line, adding, “I tend not to design for the sake of making something new and different, but rather to answer a need that either I or others might have.” Available at Canvas, 23410 Civic Center Way, Malibu, 310-317-9895; arhandmade.com.

Edited by Kelsey McKinnon.