The Vikele Studio brand is the first Ukrainian contemporary bag brand. The brand’s founders and designer is Viktoria, a mother of two, with the Arts degree and background working as a bag buyer for 7 years. Viktoria’s aim is to empower women and to make their day-to-day life more comfortable and beautiful at the same time. That is exactly why Vikele Studio was created.
Viktoria sources her inspiration from women around her: most of them are working mothers. “The women are such strong creations. Much stronger than it is usually considered. I admire all the happy women who do what they truly love and I want to offer them a bag which was made thinking about them”, – explains Viktoria.
Thanks to the artistic vision of the founder, the aesthetic of the interior and exterior of the bag and its functionality are equally important. When working on a new model, the goal is not to follow the trends, but to create a timeless design which is never out of fashion. Viktoria works along with a production team to achieve the best quality. “It is hard to find a manufacturer in Ukraine who can produce a high-quality product. I’ve worked with all the best manufacturers, but none of them can offer absolutely perfect stitches”, – shares Viktoria. That led her to open her own studio and hire the professionals who share the same values.
Working in own studio allows to implement all the ideas into life and fully control the production in order to reach the highest standard. Vikele Studio sources all the leather and hardware in Italy. Viktoria herself goes to the fairs in Milano each season to pick the materials for a new collection. The brand offers a wide range of products a woman might need for different occasions in her life: from tote bags and backpacks to small elegant purses. At the same time, one style can be highly adaptable to any outfit and event thanks to a variety of leather options and colours. Same bag, different perception. The collection was inspired by energy of Barcelona. Each bag style is named after the areas and special places in this city.
Photographer: Denis Manokha
Model: Maria Zubtsova
Make-up Hairstyle: Evgeniya Kozlova