I take the best features of expensive designer bags I own to create "Frankenbags." Like Doctor Frankenstein, but with a bag, meaning that I mix parts, e.g. handles, shoulder straps, zippers, storm flaps, pockets, internal compartments, etc. of each designer bag like how Dr. Frankenstein stitched together different body parts to create his perfect monster.
I then work with the manufacturer to create paper patterns from which we cut the leather and canvas and stitch those pieces together to create a sample of the real bag.
The inspiration for the Wellington & Cromwell logo is a Spanish Doubloon Pirate Treasure Coin
Recreating the Spanish Doubloon
Logo design for metal molding
The design process is a bit of a misnomer because it takes hundreds of hours of collaboration between designer, developer, and manufacturing to bring a Wellington & Cromwell bag to life.
If we gave our designer free reign, he would specify that Wellington & Cromwell bags be made of dragonhide and unicorn horns. Its the developer that is responsible for making sure that a design can actually be made into a physical object while still fully capturing the essence of the designer's creativity.
The developer then works with manufacturing to ensure that the product can be made consistently and efficiently.
This entire process at Wellington & Cromwell took thousands of hours of collaboration. We hope you agree that the end result was a success.