Negri Bags and cases have become renowned for their craft production and impeccable design. Constructed using a very light basic structure of poplar wood, Luis’ true focus lies in combining exquisite colours with the use of the very best raw materials. Negri bags are made from highest quality leathers and skins such as calf, deer, phython, and a wide range of reptiles including the American Alligator, the African Varanus lizard and the South American Yacaré. The interiors are made of goat suede and first-rate microfiber. The fittings are of solid bronze, handcrafted in the Italian city of Varese, and are plated in gold or palladium. It is the balance between beauty and pragmatism, the classic and the provocative, which sets these playful accessories apart, elevating them to the realm of the artistic. These are truly handbags in art form.
The ‘box bag’ has become the emblematic model of the brand. Designed with neoclassical lines in a ‘chest’ form, it is available in two sizes and in a variety of styles. Of course, all Luis Negri bags can be customized. A client may choose the main and secondary colours, as well as the leather type and the metal for the fittings including gold or silver, for any of the models available. The brand has also developed more exclusive and limited designs which often include the addition of ornamental detail in the form of feathers, silk, lace or pendants.
Even to the casual observer, it is clear that Luis’ passion for music has a strong influence on the bags and cases he produces, and like music, his collections are inspired by different and variable emotions, occasions and styles rendering them unique and timeless. These bags define contemporary vogue yet their appeal remains enduring in an otherwise transitory fashion world. They reflect the individuality and emotional nature of Luis Negri and that of those who wear them.