Following the launch of its Debut Collection at Keepers Playshop at the National Design Centre (Level 1) in November 2017, woven leather brand Tresse is showcasing its complete Spring Summer Collection at Boutiques Edit of the bi-annual curated shopping event Boutique Fairs Singapore from 14 to 16 March 2018 at the F1 Pit Building (Level 3).

The new leather accessories label has just unveiled its tribal-inspired Wave-Panther Series in a distinctive multi-tone weave pattern in its second drop of five SKUs on its e-commerce site at and is beginning the new year with an increasing number of stockists including Keepers Studio, CumulusNimbus and FOST Gallery, as well as a series of collaborative pop ups.

Of the various techniques used in the creation of leather accessories, weaving is one of the most challenging to execute. Leather weaving is an ancient art form that has been used for a multitude of purposes from constructing sandals to making garments. Even with modern machinery, the craft of weaving leather is still a difficult process that has to be meticulously monitored by a specialized craftsman. Every single weave is designed to specific measurements in order to create patterns of varying intricacies. Tresse prides itself in creating interesting weaves that showcase the extent of the craft and how they can be applied to various accessories.

The Wave-Panther Series, which is deeply influenced by the Māori culture and heritage, features a tri-colour weave pattern for a fashion-forward and contemporary accessory. Every style has been designed for a purpose, with the end-consumer in mind. The timeless and distinctive multi-tone weave adds to the versatility of the compact Buna Mini Pouch for the modern woman on the move to hold key essentials – namecards, credit cards, notes and coins – on a quick coffee run because good things come in small packages, while the Jadila Carry All Purse ensures added compartments with more room for running errands around the city.

Fitting comfortably into most handbags, the quintessentially chic Dinlida Book Fold Purse showcases the complex geometric weave without the unnecessary bulk, while the Orimono Trifold Purse features a unique secure compartment, coupled with a snap button for added security to hold a multitude of cards and foreign currency for the frequent traveler. The petite Tenu Coin Purse stands out in the series with a weave made with washed leather, in an elegant silent lock closure and a stunning debossed logo interior reflects Tresse’s consistent thoughtfulness put into the crafting of even the smallest products.

Paying tribute to the leather weaving techniques in the accessories, the names of the nine styles in Tresse’s first collection are derived from the words ‘braid’, ‘weave’ and ‘woven’ in various languages i.e. Orimono (‘woven’ in Japanese), Zhi (‘weave’ in Chinese) and Trenza (‘braid’ in Spanish). In fact, the name of the brand, Tresse is translated from ‘braid’ in French. Tresse leather goods are made with durable fine vegetable tanned goat skins woven into intricate designs, using supple and soft hairsheep for the wallet trims and smooth hairsheep leather interiors that is typically used on the exterior.

The Wave-Panther Series is now available on and ships worldwide. Tresse is stocked at Keepers Playshop and Keepers Studio at the National Design Centre (Level 1), CumulusNimbus at Wheelock Place and FOST Gallery at The Foster Emporium at Gillman Barracks.

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