What we create is an extension of who we are
In 2018 I started exploring ways to create wearable art. I’ve always loved to draw and now I do most of that drawing digitally. Creating digital art presents many opportunities due to the vector files created when you are finished. With this in mind I started using my wife’s cricut machine to put my drawings on T-shirts and hats. I began creating the drawings specifically to be cut by the machine to be put on clothing, etc.
At the same time I was trying to find a men’s satchel more masculine in nature, comfortable to wear, inconspicuous and stylish that could be worn all the time to also put art on. Mens fashion trends have changed because of technology. Most men I know now always have an ipad or some technical device with them the majority of the time. Due to this new reality men are now looking for creative ways to carry around technology and express thier personal style at the same time. This is what I was looking for.
When I could not find the type of satchel I envisioned, I started teaching myself to sew so I could create it. My mom is a seamstress so she gave me valuable advice on technique. This is how the Luthre Brand was born. Luthre is my middle name and the brand of satchels and wearable art I make are extensions of me.
I am a reluctant fashion designer. Usually when you‘ve solved a problem for yourself others need the same problem solved. As a result, I’ve started selling some of my satchel designs now to both men and women. This blog is created to talk about my creative process, cover men’s fashion trends and how what I create addresses some of those trends. I hope it in some way encourages you to create as well!