Lotuff Masters Marfa, Texas in a New Video by Miles & Miles

 Video: Lotuff Leather.

For the last 30 years, the desert of Marfa, Texas, a town on the South Western ledge of Texas, has fallen under popular gaze for its rich culture of contemporary artisans and institutions that seemed to have blossomed out of nowhere. First, the revolutionary artist Donald Judd relocated to the city in the early 1970’s, converting old hanger buildings into houses of minimalism. Judd’s work grew scale and soon the city began to fill with museums and other artists, bringing with them new-waves and larger installations. The Prada Marfa is perhaps the most known work that comes to mind. Still, despite becoming a mecca for the contemporary scene, the city retains the rough, unforgiving terrain of undeveloped Texas. This hardness in landscape is what Lotuff Leather, hand-crafted makers of American leather goods, chose to focus in their latest video lookbook, shot by designers-turned documenters Sarah Murphy and Stefaan duPont of Miles & Miles. The video features two of Lotuff’s latest releases, the Open Top Tall Tote and Suede Duffel Travel Bag, both vegetable-tanned leathers pieces and available for purchase at Barney’s New York.