As exoticism became fashionable in the 1930s, Gaston-Louis had a taste for collecting and art objects, and was as infatuated with African art as the artists and aesthetes of his time. Music like jazz, ethnic instruments, and African masks brought a refreshing influence into the works of European painters, sculptors, and composers. Gaston-Louis was sensitive to these currents of expression. He collected representative items, which he asked friends to bring back from their travels.
These latest designs of small leather goods in fresh and dynamic colors, revisits this source of inspiration.