Maria Gabriela Duque Albornoz - Marigaby Designs

Finalist of the The Perfect Everyday Work Tote Bag by Aimee Kestenberg


2017 Finalist Maria Gabriela Duque Albornoz Marigaby Designs

Maria Gabriela Duque Albornoz FINALIST'S PROFILE

Do you currently have your own brand or collection?
The attention to detail that represents the style of Aimee was the inspiration, adding a touch of golden feathers to an elegant and functional bag to wear everyday and stand out in the crowd.

What is your personal aesthetic?
I chose this material for its strength and durability, it is a super high quality urethane leather, waterproof vinyl, wine burgundy colored with the touch of gold to make the perfect piece for everyday use.

What are your current strengths & weaknesses as a designer?
I recently graduated with an Engineering degree, but design and sewing have become my passion. Since 2009 I designed and made my own handbags as a hobby and ever since a couple of months ago, this passion has become my everyday job. I am learning the techniques by myself and incorporating new and better materials along the way while always trying to offer unique and accessible pieces for women.

What is your dream job?
I design and make all my bags and collections. This would definitely fit in my current line because I love working with this color and I need some working bag in it.

What materials do you work with?
Due to the economic situation of my country, I do not have much variety of materials to choose from; however, I usually work with different materials such as upholstery fabrics, canvas, faux leather, eco leather and any other material that represents durability and functionality.

What can you contribute to the Aimee Kestenberg brand?
Remaining true to the Aimee aesthetic, I offer handbags that can be elegant and stylish as well as different and unique.

Bag description
Marigaby Designs, 'Feather Love' style, Tote Bag, Burgundy P.U. Vinyl Leather, 80$.

Bag description

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