The concept of the Dylan messenger bag had been on our minds for quite some time. We wanted the bag to be lightweight, flexible and just the right size. A simple shape made with soft, supple leather that could go with you anytime and anywhere.
The shape of the bag was ready to carry our essentials everywhere, but we didn’t yet have a vision for what kind of wide shoulder strap would help fuse our signature Gachon Pothier jewels with an easy, stylish spirit to help lift the load.
A visit to the Bob Dylan exhibition in the Cité de la Musique back in 2012 was the perfect prescription. Black and white photographs and old films of Dylan throughout the 1960s lined the walls. His velvet guitar straps caught our eye from across the room. Embroidered with colorful flowers, they were full of the rock and folk spirit that inspires us each day.
After our discovery, we were ready to make an unmistakable statement piece with Bob Dylan’s guitar strap as our inspiration.
The Dylan bag’s guitar-style strap was to include our colored signature thread and tons of our colorful bohemian jewels and beads, each one to be sewn on by hand, one after the other. The comfortable, adjustable and interchangeable straps were the perfect addition.
The Dylan bag – part rock and roll, part folk, part bohemian-chic – finally became our favorite piece of shoulder jewelry.
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