Florina Sirman - atribut

Winner of the The COTERIE Best Handbag in Overall Style and Design


2019 Finalist Florina Sirman atribut


What was your inspiration for this bag?
A notebook awaits to be written blending classical maroquinerie techniques with innovative ellements, we incourage women to write their stories, with confidence, everyday! Atribut is a creative space meant for practicing creativity. Atribut is about mixing materials and textures, is about creating forms and volumes. It is also about leaving a well-known path and exploring new spaces, new opportunities, new horizons. It is a journey! Atribut means clarity and quality in terms of design, materials used and how they are treated. Atribut means a particular approach to materials that can be easily felt. The brand aims to experiment with textures, shapes and materials put together in defining the handbag. The brand combines clean cuts and innovative details as the highest form of refinement. Every design, fabric and texture is given a special attention and is handcrafted by the designer in her studio in Bucharest. The leather approach is an unconventional one.

What are the retail price-points of your line?
Contemporary Design

How has this season or collection differed from those of yours of the past?
atribut was born out of pure passion. We love bringing innovative ideas into the idea of the bag. Our collections reflects this statement from the begining. But we are evolving everyday and so are our products. We improved our craftsmanship, we created more consistent products in terms of design and functionality.

What other handbag designers have inspired you? Which Instagram accounts do you follow for inspiration?
We are inspired by contemporary handbag brands. Some of our favourites are: PB0110, Tstatsas, Wandler and many others.

What makes your line innovative and worth of the Best Handbag in Overall Style and Design?
The main detail of this line is represented by the metallic spiral of a simple notebook. We brought this ellement into the idea of the bag obtaining a fully functional product. We searched a balance between this ellement and the rest of the bag, in terms of design.

Bag Description
atribut, Tote, burgundy cowhide leather, $438 US

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