OLEA LEON is a founder, a designer and an artisan of her own eponymous label.
Born in Tallinn, Estonia, she got her degree in Estonian Academy of Arts as a fashion designer.
Her work in fashion industry as a designer for fast fashion brand as well as travelling the world and seeing the process of mass production, where the quantity is priority, strengthened her desire to produce unique and timeless hand-made creations.
Years of search and a desire to learn all the subtleties and traditions of craftsmanship had a fortunate outcome: having moved to California, Olea got a rare opportunity of mastering the intricate art of crafting by hand under guidance of the legendary Beatrice Amblard – the only Hermès artisan designing under her own label and owning her own boutique in the United States.
Mastery of centuries-old techniques, strong attention to detail and quality, dedication to her work and a desire to produce bags of exceptional quality and design brought Olea to fulfilling her dream – the launch of her own line of luxury leather goods.