Handicraft Leather by Didem Kurtoglu
After working as a stylist and costume design in fashion magazines and TV shows for several years, i decided to go my own way as a designer.
My first project was in 2014, printing my visual artworks as wearable pieces under the name of "Leona". A combination of experiences dedicated to psytrance culture and visionary art.
Leather, followed my passion. Inspired by different ages of costume history & geography and the artisanry work of leather, i combine nomadic culture and various ancient inspired art and modernise all in one handcraft work.
I find leather as an ideal tool to reflect my designs, and i love to maintain the way of slow and sustainable living.
Consuming less, and using a piece for long time. My bags gets their shape in time, leather don't get old like industrial products, so I am offering you sustainable & slow-fashion pieces that will never get old.
Each piece is criticized to get maximum stylish look & comfort so you don’t have to buy a new one next season.You will use my bags and accessories for many years or maybe many life times. Being away from the global supply chain, I don't produce in big factories or ateliers, my- business is zero-waste.
Didem offers you sustainable pieces that will never get old, instead you will like more on each day.
My aim is to expose the authenticity of a person by carrying a design which is surfaced after many trials, and thought upon many styles to create one perfect piece