Marco Delli is an artisanal and fashion nomad shoe designer. Specializing in hand-made shoes using various old world techniques and modern treatment methods. The combination of luxury leathers combined with the unique treatments is what makes each piece a highly conceptual wearable work of art, the collections celebrate the unexpected nature of fashion.
For 2015, he's launching a collection of handcrafted handbags, Made in Italy, using vegetable leathers and tumbled wash and color dye leathers
FRITZI AUS PREUSSEN
"It doesn't always have to be leather"
That's the credo of the young label " Fritzi aus PreuBen", which is committed to manufacturing accessories that are 100% leather-free.
Inspiration for the unusual brand name came from two sources: it references the nickname of creative mind and designer Franziska "Fritzi" Adler
while at the same time paying tribute to King Frederick the Great, dubbed Der Alte Fritz Von PreuBen (Old Fritz of Prussia) by his subjects.
BAGS DESIGNED IN BERLIN
Working in Berlin's trendy "Mitte" (middle) district, the creative team of Fritzie gets inpired by the pulsing hustle and bustle of this metropolis.
They've been creating fancy handbags, shopping bags, clutches and wallets for every budget since early 2008.
The show-stopper: even though they're produced 100% from polyurethane, the natural and recyclable imitation leather,
Fritzi's designs are in no way inferior to high-priced competitive products from the genuine-leather segment.
Above all it's their soft feel and smooth leather looks that makes them so convincing.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, Michelle Rhodes passed up art school for business school, and spent 20 years in sales and marketing in and around the Southeast. Living in Atlanta, GA, she gave up corporate life in 2003 and began to pursue her hobby of fine art as a business. Michelle opened her studio in 2003 after a metal mithing class inspired her to design a bracelet which sold so quickly that she could barely make them fast enough. Over 10 years later Michelle sells her work to exclusive boutiques and stores around the United States and online.
Working in mixed metals, she stamps, ages, and constructs each piece by hand, often times offsetting the metal with semi-precious stones, charms or crystals. Her stampings are meant to provoke thought inspired by her belief that life should be more than what is on the surface; it should be about learning new things; being gracious and kind and smart.
Michelle’s work has been enjoyed by such celebrities as Tionne Watkins of TLC, Kristian Bush of Sugarland, and Broadway and Glee actress Idina Menzel.
Michelle enjoys doing custom pieces for all occasions.