From Swedish origin, Christoffer Dellstrand has brought from Scandinavia his love of simple things and thorough finishing. He handcrafts all the bags himself in his parisien workshop. His style is brut and graphical, keeping only the raw calf leather and the uniqueness of 100% handmade bags.
Who are you?
I'm Christoffer. The founder and single force at c.dellstrand.
How did you start in fashion?
I've been studying to become a buyer, worked in retail for several years and I've taken courses in tailoring. I guess I didn't have enough influence on the final product during my previous jobs, that's why I wanted to start something on my own.
How would you define your style?
I have a very simple thinking. What I care about is details and durability. Whether it's about leather goods, clothing or any other kind of design, I'm more impressed by quality than extravagance.
What inspires you?
People and companies with long experience within any kind of craftsmanship.
A few words about this collection...
Behind it, there's a very long research with many hours of deep thinking and trials. I'm trying to develop classic styles which doesn't follow seasonal trends. For me, a good product design is something which you appreciate the season after it's release. Hopefully even longer.
What's your favorite piece in our selection?
What are you most proud of?
To have the control over the whole manufacturing process.
Where do you manufacture your products?
Everything is entirely made by me in my atelier in Paris.
Where can we find your collection?
Since the production is quite small, the numbers of retailers are limited. L'Exception and my own website cdellstrand.com are the best online access to my goods. 'Man Made' Wooyoungmi in Seoul and 'Scout' in Gothenburg stocks a selection as well.