At Louis Vuitton, working with exotics is an adventure in itself, a thrilling exploration of new ways – through colours, treatments and innovations – to excite the imagination.

For decades, the artisans of Louis Vuitton have honed their unique skills by elevating this exceptional material to new heights of refinement.

The creation process for a single bag is intricate, with a procedure totaling 350 various steps. From the selection of the skin to the final product, thorough care and attention are critical at every stage. A single handbag requires intricate process. The skin must first be tanned, nourished, and buffed, taking upwards of 10 weeks to complete. Another six weeks is allotted to colour and re-buff the leather’s surface, and only after this is complete can constructing the bag begin.

This arduous process in leatherwork is why Louis Vuitton exotic bags are the Maison’s most exclusive offering. The love for the craft shines through with each meticulous detail, making these purses deeply special and inarguably timeless.

Classy and elegant, the exotic collection goes along with Angel Susinto’s personal style. On our October issue, the lovely young style enthusiast takes over our fashion pages sporting the latest Louis Vuitton Exotic Bags. 

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How would you describe your personal style?

I would say that my style is an easy t-shirt and jeans, shirts and pants. Not too girly but not too edgy either.

Do you remember your first biggest splurge?

Buying a watch for my mother with my savings, because she deserves the best. LV mini Boite chapeau in crocodile leather because I love the hatbox and also because exotic is always classic and can be passed down.
 
What is something you own that no one would ever guess would belong to you? What is the story behind this item?

Alexander McQueen Armadillo shoes - because Alexander McQueen the designer had passed away and it is definitely a keepsake.
 
Who is your unlikely Style Hero and why?

The Olsen Twins. I don’t exactly dress like them, but I have been following them since as young as I can remember. They have this simple and classy style that I don’t see in many celebrities/designers.
 
What's an interesting or fun fact about you that few people know?

I like taking things slow and going with the flow. If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be. I love embroideries even though I haven’t explored my skill at that level.

This story appears in the October 2020 issue of Tatler Indonesia. For the full story, grab the copy at your nearest newsstand, or subscribe here.

Photography by Agus Santoso | Styling and direction by Clairice Halim.