Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Ethan Koh brings his crocodile-skin bags to Dubai  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 28/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The exotic hand-bag designer who was in dubai recently to showcase his collection to a select audience caught up with khaleej times for a quick chat about alligator-skin bags.

ethan koh a bag designer from london who's visiting dubai.- kt photo by grace guino

crocodile-skin bags designed by ethan koh come in hues of shocking pink elegant red turquoise blue and other bright shades inspired by the tropical colours of his native singapore.

“four generations of my family’s tannery have been making crocodile- skin bags. it is something i am truly passionate about” said ethan. “appreciating these bags are pretty much like appreciating diamonds. there are the four cs- color cut clarity and carat. they get way more beautiful and expensive as the skin gets larger” he added. the singaporean designer now lives in london promoting his bag business.

the exotic hand-bag designer who was in dubai recently to showcase his collection to a select audience caught up with khaleej times for a quick chat about alligator-skin bags. “these bags are exclusive pieces for a niche client base. my designer label makes only 800 of these beauties in a year and we sell them only to select customers who truly appreciate the value of the bags” he said. “more than 700 of my clientele are couture customers and it is almost like a private membership of select customers” he added.

koh’s bags are found in very few stand alone stores across the world. “you can find them in harrods uk; saks fifth avenue new york and several niche stores globally” he said. on some of the bags there are the animal motifs on the decorative clasps drawn from asian cultures: a frog for good luck and prosperity a hedgehog for freedom and snake for sensuality.

“women in dubai really like the collection. especially because there is a lot they can relate to in terms of colours. if you look at my bags the colours have been inspired from an asian fruit market for example or some of the animal motifs on the clutches” said koh. “i do not design these bags for the average customer they are purely made for women who want more. these bags are like pieces of art” he added. “moreover fashion and art also comes with functionality. these bags are highly functional as well and i sometimes custom- make them to suit the needs of my clients” he added.

the designer graduated from central st martins uk a few years ago and decided to expand the family business into making niche market clutches and bags. “we follow a sustainable and ethical process while farming alligators for their skin. the best skin for bags come from the stomach of the animal and very little machine work goes into making them. we beat the leather and smoothen it out for the glossy coating and each bag has four different skin pieces. the best skins come from south africa and america” said koh. the designer said that each bag comes with an instruction manual on how to take care of them.

the smaller clutches and handbags are priced from dhs15 000 to dhs30 000 and the bigger bags begin at dhs30 000 and go up to dhs60-70 000. “i also sell bags with diamond work on it. they are priced at dhs200000 and above” added koh.


 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 May 3 2015 - Pleasant weather forecast over next three daysJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) The weather on Sunday is expected to be pleasant in the hilly areas and moderate in other parts of the Kingdom with northwesterly moderate winds.According to the Jordan ...

 May 3 2015 - Israeli forces destroy hundreds of acres in NablusJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Israeli forces destroyed hundreds of acres of cultivated lands on Sunday in the Khirbet Al-Tawil area east of Nablus in the West Bank.Member of the Popular Committee ...

 May 3 2015 - WHO pushes the health diplomacy agenda forward in a fourth high level seminar in CairoJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) The World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Saturday started the fourth seminar on health diplomacy in Cairo, Egypt.The seminar is ...

 May 3 2015 - Israeli occupation forces hold military maneuvers in West BankJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Israeli occupation forces on Sunday started large military training and maneuvers in the northern West Bank.Israeli Radio said that these maneuvers which will last until ...

 May 3 2015 - 650 trucks with goods, construction materials enter GazaJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Some 650 trucks loaded with commercial goods and construction materials entered the Gaza Strip on Sunday as the Israeli occupation authorities reopened the Karam Abu ...

 May 3 2015 - Muscat Municipality delegation concludes visitJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) A delegation from Muscat Municipality concluded a visit to the Amman Greater Municipality (GAM), during which representatives discussed how they might cooperate and ...

 May 3 2015 - Officials call on Jordanian and Kazakh private sectors to increase cooperationJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Jordanian and Kazakh officials have called upon the private sectors in both countries to take advantage of investment opportunities, especially after political ...

 May 3 2015 - Results of poll of Ensour's government to be announced tomorrowJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) The University of Jordan's Center for Strategic Studies will hold a press conference on Monday to announce the results of a poll regarding Prime Minister Abdullah ...

 May 3 2015 - Jordan adopts special strategy to counter terrorism, says interior ministerJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Interior Minister Hussein Majali said Jordan is making every effort to counter terrorism and extremism through developing a strategy involving civil society ...

 May 3 2015 - Iraq voices concern over US Congress billJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi received a telephone call from United States Vice President Joe Biden, in which al-Abadi discussed his concerns over a bill before ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help