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Fernando Echeverria

Fernando Echeverria Leatherworker
Contact
Czech, English, Spanish
Hours:
Monday to Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Phone:
+420 777647925
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A twist on traditions

  • • Fernando has lived in Prague for more than ten years
  • • He makes leather accessories as well as shoes
  • • He experiments with new technologies

Fernando Echeverria's work is reliably recognisable. Surprising shapes and playful colours are in balance with elegance and dignity. The Ecuadorian shoemaker studied product design in his homeland's capital, but for the master’s programme he moved to the Czech capital, Prague, to study fashion design at Liběna Rochová's atelier. "She liked the fresh wind of boldness that Czech students often lacked. During my studies, though, the South American pomp was sometimes too much for my professors," the designer laughs. "Thanks to that, I found the equilibrium between multifarious, baroque Ecuadorian style and European minimalistic, genteel fashion. This blend is celebrated by clients from all over the world."

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Works

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Morava Shoes

This pair of shoes, inspired by those typical to Moravian folklore, are made from 100% of genuine natural leather as well as 3D printed elastic polyester ruffles. The dark hued pair of shoes are hand stitched and 3D printed in Prague.

Length 30 cm
Width 10 cm
Height 15 cm

Fernando Echeverria Leatherworker
Photo: ©Fernando Echeverria
Sevilla Shoes

This pair of high heel shoes are handcrafted from 100% genuine leather. The design for the shoes is inspired by the traditional clothing found in the southern regions of Spain. Fernando Echeverria contrasts three bold colours and textures creating a contemporary pair of heels evocative of the warm Spanish south.

Length 30 cm
Width 10 cm
Height 15 cm

Fernando Echeverria Leatherworker
Photo: ©Fernando Echeverria
Lamina platform

These platforms are made using laminated leather sourced from recuperated leftover leather as well as genuine leather. The form of the shoes is inspired by the Czech cubist movement from the early 20th century.

Length 30 cm
Width 10 cm
Height 15 cm

Fernando Echeverria Leatherworker
Photo: ©Fernando Echeverria
Habana sandals + Chicago clutch

The design of these sandals with geometrical patterns is inspired by the Latin American leather work tradition, especially its rich variety of colours and textiles. The clutch is made using saddlery technique formed in a wooden last.

Length 30 cm
Width 10 cm
Height 15 cm

Fernando Echeverria Leatherworker
Photo: ©Fernando Echeverria
Humboldt bags

The design of these genuine leather bags is inspired by the stories of the expedition of the Alexander Von Humboldt to America and his discoveries of new birds and plants. Fernando Echeverria created the leather bag with embroidered detailing, in cooperation of the Czech embroiderer Stanislava Tothova.

Length 26 cm
Width 30 cm
Height 15 cm

Fernando Echeverria Leatherworker

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