Client’s briefing

  1. A versatile bag which I can use to go shopping, to go to a dinner date or to go dancing
  2. The bag needs to be as sustainable as possible and made out of upcycled leather
  3. I love gold!

The idea, the concept

  1. Create one bag with 2 different looks. A reversible bag
  2. A simple and asymmetric design which gives the bag an original look
  3. Add a made to measure organizer to make it easy to change look

Material & details

Versatility Redefined with the “Ika” handbag.

Ika, the ultimate accessory designed to seamlessly transition from casual chic to glamorous glitz. Crafted to meet the demands of every occasion, this handbag embodies the spirit of versatility and innovation.

Dual Personality: The “Ika” handbag is a true chameleon, offering two distinct looks in one. On one side, it exudes a discreet and sporty vibe, perfect for those relaxed outings. On the flip side, it transforms into a dazzling symbol of glamour and allure, ready to steal the spotlight.

Recrafted Excellence: The magic of the “Ika” handbag lies in its transformation. One side is expertly crafted from repurposed black leather, once part of a vintage jacket, adding a touch of nostalgia to its design. The original jacket’s structure has been seamlessly integrated into the new bag, with its pockets now serving as functional compartments within the handbag. It’s a harmonious blend of old and new, where heritage meets innovation.


Would you like to have your unique bag created by me?

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I invite you to experience the epitome of bespoke fashion. Whether you're in search of a tailor-made handbag or wish to try on or collect items from the 'This Is No Disco - just be you in bamboo' collection, I’m here to make your fashion dreams come true.

Book an appointment today, and let me create a unique piece that reflects your individuality. My studio is where creativity and elegance intertwine. I can't wait to welcome you. Schedule your visit now, and let your style shine.

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