A good way to escape trivial choices is to go for handmade products. Handmade bags, , jewelries, clothes and shoes are often presented through social networks. This is how I found and was astonished by some interesting bags made by Evi Skarvelaki.
Wanna know her? Ok… Let’s start…
She is self-taught and she has been working as a professional bag designer and maker since 2004.
Goni: What materials do you use?
Evi: Fabrics, leather, buttons, curtains…
Goni: What inspires you?
Evi: Basically nature, but also my memories as a child.
Goni: Can a bag be the dominant element in an outfit?
Evi: You have to base the outfit on the bag.
Goni: Do you have a famous designer’s bag in your wishlist?
Evi: I don’t buy other people’s bags anymore but If I did it would be a bag by Prada or by Moschino.
Goni: Describe the must bag that every woman has to own.
Evi: Although I love clutches, I would say a big boho bag in a shade of grey to carry all day long.
Goni: Why are we obsessed with bags?
Evi: I guess because the bag is the first thing you notice on us and it characterizes you, you can’t hide it.
Goni: Which celebrity would you like to carry one of your bags?
Evi: I would prefer simple every women to hold my bags and feel like celebrities.
Goni: Can men carry bags or is it only a woman’s privilege?
Evi: Of course they can! Although my male audience prefer my tobacco cases.
Goni: Do you make bags by order?
Evi: Of course!
Goni: Have you ever been asked to make a bag that you didn’t approve of?
Evi: I won’t make a bag that is alien to my style. I can change the fabric of any of my designs, or the size.
Goni: What can we find in your bag?
Evi: A wallet, keys, a small pocket with earrings, tissues, a tobacco case, sunglasses, a usb, a camera plus a pocket with emergency stuff (painkillers, gums, hairbands, hairpins etc)
Wanna check out some great bags from her new collection?
We asked Evi to suggest us the perfect bag for first date and here are her suggestions…
for romantic girls
Find the new a/w collection @ hidden showroom, papanikoli 6, psiri, Athens, Coo/Athens, Goldgallery artshop/Ilion, Laas/Cholargos, Phimia/Nea Ionia, Pezodromos/Ilissia, Poua/Ioannina, Giusto/Kastoria, Tiny shop/Patras, Walk-in Closet/Corfu
You may contact Evi Skarvelaki via Facebook:
Have a nice day!!!