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Kadri Kruus Lookbook 2013


Kadri Kruus There are things in life that start out really small but just keep on growing as if there is no end... Ten years ago I found myself studying leather art at the Estonian Art Academy. This was half by chance and half due to my own stubbornness. I clearly remember being in awe at the passion and devotion the craftsmen had towards their niche artform.


What makes these designs different? Opposing concepts. Gentle and feminine accessories are being made using masculine robust tools, such as hammers, knives, bodkins and nippers… I must admit that I often find myself carrying these tools in my handbag along with my lipstick. Uniqueness. Each piece of art is special and different with their own imperfections, that showcase the product’s manmade, handcrafted origin. Tradition. These are made using skills and materials that date back to the beginning of time. Knowhow is still carried on from one generation of craftsmen to the next. Contradiction. So very often one the same old topic keeps popping up: leather being a living material. When crafting these accessories the most important thing was to make something truly worthy of the sacrifice of a living thing in the process of bringing these objects to life. Luxury. Or perhaps predatory superiority? You can feel and decide by running your hands over the leather.

Awards 2011 International Online Contest Design-ABag Competition 2011 in Hong Kong, Designer Group finalist (bag Mesh) 2010 The Competition XIX Concurso Internacional de Jovenes Disenadores de Calzado „Lapiz de Oro“ special price in Elda,Spain (shoes Walking on air) 2008 The Competition XIX Concurso Internacional de Jovenes Disenadores de Calzado „Lapiz de Oro“ second price in Elda,Spain (shoes Feel like) 2006 Competition/Exhibition Cumulus- European Ways of Life in Nantes, France, approval work (multifunctional bag Shibori)


Moi Dimensions Texture Color

40x35cm Leather Black

Hydrangeas are my favourites! Although they announce the end of summer they impress so majestically and proudly. This plant origining from East- and Southeast Asia, North and South America inspired me to create a collection of bags. I was also deeply influenced by emotions of visits to Antoni Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia.


Helen Dimensions Texture Color Handle length

23x28cm Leather Black Adjustable

Leather pocket with long adjustable handle. Object is decorated with hydrangea flower motifs forming a separate pocket. The motifs are connected to each other by long leather ribbons.


Vivienne Dimensions Texture Color Handle length Spike height

Practical leather bag with impressive riveting embellishment.

37x32cm Leather Black Adjustable 1.2cm

The bag has two big lilac leather pockets and long removable croco pattern handle. Thin folder on either side gives space for carrying a laptop, magazines, files etc.


Gabrielle Dimensions Texture Color Handle length

37x32cm Leather Black Adjustable

Leather bag covered in beautiful rain shower pattern. The bag has a grey suede pocket and a long removable handle. Thin folder on the sides gives space for a laptop, magazine, files etc.


Anna Dimensions Texture Color Handle length

Water grey leather bag, covered in shibori like pattern.

37x32cm Leather Black Adjustable

The bag has a spacious blue leather pocket and a removable handle. Thin folder on the sides gives space for a laptop, magazine, files etc.


Heather Dimensions Texture Color Spikes height

Envelope purse with impressive riveting embellishment. Lined with water grey suede pocket. 18x22cm Leather Black 1.2cm


Natalia Dimensions Texture Color

Black croco pattern envelope purse. The other side of the bag is made of shiny fur and an orange suede pocket serves as lining. 18x22cm Leather Black


Elisabeth Dimensions Texture Color

22x15x13cm Leather Black

Black beautifully shaped croco pattern leather bag. The bag has two adjustable long handles and a hidden zip fastener. Inside the bag there is a small additional vanity bag with Coco Chanel quotation: A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.


Silvia Dimensions Texture Color

22x15x13cm Leather Black

Beautifully shaped leather bag and covered in dense rain shower like pattern. The bag has two adjustable long handles and a hidden zip fastener. Inside the bag there is an additional vanity bag with Coco Chanel quotation: The most courageous act is still to think for yourself.


Kate Dimensions Texture Color

22x15x13cm Leather Black

Beautifully shaped shiny leather bag covered in shibori like pattern. The bag has two adjustable long handles and a hidden zip fastener. Inside the bag there is an additional small vanity bag with Coco Chanel quotation: It is always better to be slightly underdressed.


Diana Dimensions Texture Color

22x15x13cm Leather Dark Brown

Brown croco pattern leather bag in a beautiful shape. The bag has two adjustable long handles and a hidden zip fastener. Inside the bag there is an additional vanity bag with Coco Chanel quotation: In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.


Riina Dimensions Texture Color Handle length

34x31(38)cm Leather, Cotton Lining Black, Brown Adjustable

Practical full leather everyday bag. There is a zipped pocked on one side of the bag and the size of the bag can be adjusted to the size of the content of the bag. There is enough space for 13� laptop and A4 size file in the bag.


Sandra Dimensions Texture Color

31x11cm Leather Black, fur

Pony leather – the favorite material of catwalk this winter. Spectacular white spot on the cover makes the bag special and individual. Timeless long envelope purse is lined with leather and the beauty continues inside the purse in the shape of a delightful bright pink pocket for minor make up items.


Lisette Dimensions Texture Color

31x11cm Leather Black, pattern

Timeless diamond pattern is not competing with outfit. The long envelope purse is lined with leather and the beauty continues inside the purse in the shape of a delightful bright pink pocket for minor make up items.


Laura Dimensions Texture Color

31x11cm Leather Black, Gold paint

Pattern, inspired by the beautiful fur of tiger, has been printed in author’s personal gold folio technique. Timeless long envelope purse is lined with leather and the beauty continues inside the purse in the shape of a delightful bright pink pocket for minor make up items.


Maria, Mia, Sofia Size(s) Material Color

6-8.5 Sheepskin Black


Cover Photo Photo Oliver Moosus AD Marko Russiver Model Thomas Toodu

Catalogue AD / Photography Toomas Pippar


Kadri Kruus - designer handcrafted luxury leather goods Contemporary design, functionality and quality materials are mixed with passion and the care of age old traditional craftsmanship. The style of these leather accessories can be controversial, just like a true female spirit.

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Kadri Kruus Lookbook 2013