Gear up for the monsoons with the new $8,000 Artisanal Umbrella

Looking to step out in the rain? Then step out in style, you must, with Japan-based company Visvim’s latest creation, the Atelier Umbrella.

This is no mere umbrella but the result of six months of craftsmanship using artisanal items from in Paris and an $8,000 price tag. Called the Atelier Umbrella, it has been created as a apart of Visvim’s 2015 autumn/winter collection by founder Hiroki Nakamura, who is known for his Americana and Native American style designs on distressed denim jackets to moccasin-inspired sneakers. His latest creation is made using exquisite materials like goat leather and natural rattan cane, fused together with brass and beechwood handle for functionality and longevity. The skin-dyed cotton fabric is also waterproofed using a special coating technique

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It’s the kind of umbrella we wouldn’t take out of our safe, but hey! if you got it, you flaunt it.

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Previously travel-editor and long-time resident of extravagant Dubai, Shalu is likes a dash of luxury in everything she does. While luxury travel is a weakness, she believes there is something very attractive about understated luxury. And when she’s not dreaming of pristine beaches, private jets and molecular dining, a shiny pair of Blahniks is what she lusts for.