WHEN AND WHERE DID YOU FIRST BEGIN?
Leandra was born this Spring/Summer, presenting its first collection of "objects of desire" for the modern and stylish woman across social media networks. An accessories brand based in the south of Spain, Leandra produces bags and accessories that have all been 100% manufactured in the Sierra of Cádiz, Spain. We pride ourselves on the strict level of quality control of each piece and its unmistakable stamp of "made in Spain".
WHERE DOES YOUR DESIGN INSPIRATION COME FROM?
The inspiration for out designs comes from our determination to move away from fast fashion. Beginning as a blank canvas, our designs develop into geometric lines and strong structural shapes that we use to create our handbags. We strive on our knowledge of the urban woman and what it is that she looks for in a handbag. Combining artisan forms and high quality technology we are able to create beautiful handbags that we know will last a lifetime in your wardrobe.
DESCRIBE YOUR BRAND IN 3 WORDS.
Three words that I feel sum up what Leandra is all about are "handmade in Spain". We pride ourselves on the fact that our bags are handmade and this is an important part of our entire brand.
WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT ASPECT OF RUNNING YOUR OWN LABEL?
Successfully combining the use of artisan forms fused with technology and knowledge about what the urban woman needs and looks for. There is a lot of research that goes into discovering exactly what the urban woman is in need of.
WHICH PART OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS DO YOU ENJOY MOST, AND WHY ?
Discovering the latest and most up-and-coming trends.
DO YOU HAVE A MENTOR?
Our main mentors are our production managers and artisans. We are mainly influenced by big brands like Building Block, Marni, Mansur Gabriel, Celine etc.
HOW LONG DID YOUR LATEST COLLECTION TAKE TO CREATE?
It took around 10 months to put the entire collection together.
WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE PLANS?
Offer a new range of handbags and accessories made from high quality materials. We also want to complete our main collection by adding a new set of colours and structural shapes to our designs.
WHICH PIECES DO YOU THINK EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE IN THEIR WARDROBE?
A classic and timeless bag, a cross body bag perfect for everyday and a clutch perfect for night outfits.
WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO THE CLOTHING LOUNGE?
The fact that The Clothing Lounge has a great presence in UK.