Patricia: The Art of Craft
Discover the art of craftsmanship with the Patricia Visetos crossbody bag. Finished in our distinctive heritage monogram, it’s an MCM icon that even today is carefully handcrafted by skilled artisans. Each finished piece takes 36 hours to make—a process explored in our ongoing film series. After looking at the craftsmanship behind the Stark Insignia backpack and Mitte Brocade Crossbody, we explore what goes into making each Patricia bag.
Revived from the fabled MCM ‘Green Book’ archive, the Patricia Visetos is one of the highlights of the Heritage Collection, which launched as part of MCM’s ongoing 40th anniversary celebration this year and sees the welcome return of the some of our most iconic pieces.
Created around a structured, satchel-inspired silhouette, the Patricia is an evolution of the MCM ‘Patti’ bag, which was available in the 1980s and 1990s in two sizes: Klein (small) and Groß (big).
Today’s modern ‘Patricia’ comes in two new ultra-chic sizes (Small and Mini) but now features a broader range of colours and materials. Depending on where you’re shopping, this includes striking Viseots motifs on our traditional ‘Cognac’ colour and more minimalist black and white versions too.
Each Patricia features a simple V-shaped top that tapers towards our distinctive MCM brass plate. Adorned with our signature laurel leaves and an outlined MCM logo, it echoes the graphic elements of the Cognac Visetos monogram.
With an adjustable shoulder strap, a flap front with logo-engraved push-lock fastening, two interior compartments, and interior zipped pocket, leather trim and a luggage tag it’s one of our ultimate ‘it’ bags for every day use.
“In order to create MCM bags a variety of specific tools are needed,” explains a spokesperson from our Leder Atelier in Apolda, Germany. “While this involves typical cutting and sewing machines, the true ingredients of manufacture are unique knives, rulers, scissors, needles and so on because these have to be used by hand. Over four decades, MCM had refined this delicate process into an art.”