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 rave culture and underground parties, festivals 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. Lupa bags gets their shape in time, leather don't get old like industrial products, so Lupa offers you sustainable pieces that will never get old.
Building a sustainable brand from leather means, Lupa don’t support the industrial consuming chain by not producing in big factories or ateliers, so it is approximately zero-waste. And each piece is criticized to get maximum stylish look& comfort, you don’t have to buy a new one next season. Leather stitches and color gets in shape every other day & you will use many years. Lupa offers you sustainable pieces that will never get old, instead you will like more on each day.
Lupa’ s aim is to expose the authenticity of you by carrying a design which is surfaced after many trials, and thought upon many styles to create one perfect piece
Visual expression of the connections of life weaves through all sentient beings.
A world yes!
A world for you who seek freedom stretches out right before your eyes. If your endless dreams are your guide, surpass them, under the flag of your beliefs!
Skull and cross bones, is a symbol of undoubted conviction, that nothing is impossible.
This skull here laughs at the impossible.