Esin Akan launched her eponymous London-based label in 2012 after forming a wealth of knowledge within the handbag and leather goods industry; working at some of the world’s most reputable fashion houses including Burberry and Anya Hindmarch. Whilst at Burberry, Akan specialized in design, production and sourcing leather goods and handbags, developing strong links with the top leather tanneries and leather manufacturing companies in Europe. All leathers are developed exclusively for the brand based on trends, colors and top quality standards.
A graduate of Central Saint Martins and London Business School, Akan founded her label after establishing a gap in the market for handbags that offered a stylish solution for busy, independent women. The company won the Top Business Award in 2012 at London Business School and has been part of incubator. Esin Akan has been sponsored by Delloite Institute of Enterpreneurship and Innovation and Landor ( WPP) first two years.
Akan describes her design ambition as “helping busy women look stylish in every situation; from the office to weekends with friends, nights out, and even the gym”; creating bags that seamlessly transition from day to night, work to events and remain timeless. The collection is composed of versatile bags that can be worn in more than one seasons and occasion. Every bag can be used in multiple ways to adapt to women's outfit, mood and occasions they attend throughout the day.