Aesther Ekme, founded in 2016 in Copenhagen by Stephane Park, is a leather goods label with a focus on purified and sculptural aesthetics. The handbags are minimally classic, giving tribute to the origins of the line’s name: “Ekme” hails from Crimean Tatar and describes a traditional shoulder bag, while “Aesther” derives from classicism. Seasonless and lasting, these bags display an understated elegance meant for the everyday women in the streets.

The notion of the perfect bag is purified and elevated through simple shapes. Trimmings, patterns and hardware traditionally used to create “signature bags” are removed, allowing the quality of accessible leather to enable a wider range of possibilities. The idea of functional beauty is carried through each collection, which takes clean shapes and pushes their boundaries to achieve both lightness and strength, purpose and sensibility.

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