Every year, fashion and design students unite to compete in a worldwide competition known as, The Independent Handbag Designer Awards. The IHDA was created exclusively to celebrate handbag design and creativity from the United States and around the world. Founded by Handbag Designer 101 and the HBD Network, the IHDA is now in its eighth successful year and is a fashion/design industry staple.
Upon winning, “Best Student Made” handbag at the sixth annual Independent Handbag Designer awards in NYC this past year, Krystal Sokolis sat down at the drawing board to design a limited edition handbag for Piazza; a brand sold exclusively on eBags!
We had the unique opportunity of working with Krystal at eBags headquarters in Denver, Colorado during her design process for the Tessuto Crossbody and felt honored to have her be a part of the eBags family. During her time here, she worked closely with eBags’ director of product development, Bernard Majeau to understand the eBags identity and to then comprise, compose and create the stunning, Tessuto Crossbody.
“What I love most about this collection is that any woman can wear it. It’s classic beauty meets functional organization.”-Krystal Sokolis. Watch more about this desinger here.