Bonastre works vegetable tanned leather in a family workshop in the South of Spain, reinterpreting in a contemporary and creative way shapes and traditions, with a unique credo : the desire for things that last, making each bag unique pieces.
Who are you?
Fernando Bonastre de Celis. I am Spanish ... and Parisian in my heart! As my brand of vegetable leather bags and accessories for men : Bonastre a contemporary and exclusively artisanal brand.
How did you start in fashion?
In the 80s, we lived in Barcelona with my parents and their friends often come to see us, cheerful and eccentric people, in the movement of "La Movida". Their style fascinated me. Then, quite logically University of Fashion in Madrid, Marketing Master Image and applied to luxury. I started in Paris at Lacroix Haute Couture, then Montana, then in the Ready-to-Wear, simultaneously as a Stylist, Image Manager and Artistic Director.
How would you define your style?
With a pure, minimalist reinterpretation of the new codes of craftmanship, luxury and leather goods.
What inspires you?
To redesign the traditional construction of bags. I am fascinated by vegetal leather, its texture, its smell and its natural character that take a natural patina over time. Architects such as Oscar Niemeyer and Tadao Ando ... and all in an atmosphere of Alternative Rock!
A few words about this collection...
This is the wonder of spanish handcraftship, a contemporary and creative reinterpretation of tradition, the desire for things that last, which makes each model unique.
What's your favorite piece in our selection?
The Tote Bag, a radical purity, voluptuous volumes and nonchalance.
What are you most proud of?
I am proud of our ethical charter in working with leather tanned with vegetable tannins.
Where do you manufacture your products?
In a family workshop in the South of Spain, a region where belong the tradition of leather and know-how.
If your brand was a music, a movie, a cocktail...
Radiohead, Pink Floyd, M.I.A. A film by David Lynch Armagnac hot milk, honey, cinnamon