How does one become a bags designer anyway?

I have been a traveler since I can remember myself. At the age of 21 I packed a small backpack with a pair of jeans, a sweatshirt and few pairs of underwear, and went out to search for something. I'm still not sure I know what that specific thing was, but I know I have found something along the journey.  

 

Paco Rabanne Chainmail Dress, Amsterdam 2010

Paco Rabanne Chainmail Dress, Amsterdam 2010

Fashion as the first step:

Fashion school gave me the basic knowledge of what fashion is, but by the end of my third year as a student, basic wasn't enough. I packed again, this time a suitcase filled with equipment, and started the second part of the journey, in Florence, Italy. 


Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy. 

Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy. 

I studied the art of leather bags making and spent months sawing by hand the bags I had in mind. Three factories told me they don't know how to saw it. As you can see for yourselves, I have found the person who can.