Adrian Furstenburg - Adrian Furstenburg

Winner of the All About the Logo by Guess Handbags

South Africa

2016 Finalist Adrian Furstenburg Adrian Furstenburg

Adrian Furstenburg FINALIST'S PROFILE

What is your inspiration for this sketch?
The signature shape of the GUESS? logo is the red triangle. I used this shape and the point of my inspiration with classic red and blue trims as detail below the logo and the word GUESS? will be embroidered to wrap around the front and side area of the bag . The shape is a classic carry bag where the materials and colors brings a fun and sporty edge.

Why did you select these particular materials to work for your sketch?
Mock leather is perfect for construction and to get the exact color for this fun and sporty type of look.

What is your design background?
I have a Diploma in Textile Design and Technology, obtained from the Tshwane University of Technology in 2006. I currently have my own label where I do all the drawings with pen and paper and illustrate it on Adobe Photoshop

Do you currently design your own handbags collection? If so, would your GUESS? Design fit into your current line?
Yes I do. Indeed it will, as I want to create a fun and sporty type of range later in the year.

What materials do you normally work with?
I usually work with leather, mock-leather and canvas type fabrics.

What can you offer to the GUESS? aesthetic?
I have a vibrant design background, with experience in costume design in Paris through to having my own handbag label in South Africa. Therefor my experience in illustration, design, marketing and understanding of a brand essence is what I can offer to GUESS?.

Bag Description
Guess Bags/Adrian Furstenburg, Carry Bag, Collette Carrier, Mock Leather, $150

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