Ece Pinar Demirel
Ece’s first passion was music.
“It’s what I went to school for and studied at the Fine Arts School of Dokuz Eylul University,” Ece says."
But, as many artists do, her interest in music easily translated to another art form, design, and she soon found herself graduating from the Fashion Accessories Design department. In 2012, she received her Masters in Accessory Design at Milano Istituto Marangoni.
All of Ece’s handmade leather bags are crafted in Istanbul from domestically sourced cowhide leather, and it’s long process to create each one.
“There are many meticulous steps in the process – from choosing the leather to the final crafted piece. Each piece of leather has its own, unique history. I hand cut, craft and stitch each piece."
Read our interview with Ece.