Kadri Kruus is Estonian designer behind the brand Kadri Kruus - Bags and Accessories. Ten years ago she found herself studying leather art at the Estonian Art Academy. This was half by chance and half due to her own stubbornness. She clearly remembers being in awe at the passion and devotion the craftsmen had towards their niche art form. Kadri designs for dreamers and she keeps on going because she believes beauty will save the world!
I like that leather can be exclusive, strong and gentle all at the same time. Leather to me is a living material or rather to say, I like to give leather a new valuable life.
Kadri Kruus is is one of the emerging designers who won the Best International Fashion Showcase 2013, having competed against 110 designers from 27 countries.
The designer follows a contemporary style while preserving the functionality of each item, and achieving high quality by passionately following traditional craftsmanship methods.
Kadri Kruus has studied leather art at the Estonian Art Academy. Furthermore, she is a professor at the Estonian Art Academy passing her know-how to the next generation of craftsmen.
Muse / Inspiration
1. The best gift I have ever received…
... is sewing machine.
2. The best style tip i ever got…
... is to trust yourself.
3. My favourite book…
“The Picture of Dorian Gray” Oscar Wilde
The message my brand carries
About the brand 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.