Olga Kholodenko - OKOHandbags

Finalist of the The Young and Adventurous Lifestyle Backpack by Guess Handbags


2017 Finalist Olga Kholodenko OKOHandbags


What is your inspiration for this sketch?
I was inspired by the brand's logo. It is very recognizable and works well as a backpack silhouette when turned upside down.

Why did you select these particular materials to work for your sketch?
I believe that denim and leather are very representative of GUESS. Also, denim makes a backpack more apealing for the younger customer.

What is your design background?
I'm a self taught designer who watches many educational videos, reads leathercraft tutorials and just love to design and create.

Do you currently design your own handbags collection? If so, would your GUESS? Design fit into your current line?
I have my own handbags and accessories collection called OKOhandbags. I'm in the process of designing a new line of denim/leather bags; so, my GUESS? design would fit in it well.

What materials do you normally work with?
I like to work with leather, suede, denim and vinyl.

What can you offer to the GUESS? aesthetic?
I believe that denim has not been exercised to its full extent and potential, especially in combination with leather. In my opinion, the denim/leather combination has a very youthful appeal that GUESS? has been capitalizing on, and I have many ideas that could bring fruitful results.

Bag Description
OKOhandbags, \Triangle"

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