Drame Designs is a Chicago-based collection of handmade leather bags and accessories for women and men created by leather worker Valerie Dramé. The Drame Designs collection includes handbags, crossbody bags, bucket bags, wristlets and clutches for women, as well as messenger bags for men. Small leather goods include pouches, card ases, coin wallets and bi-fold wallets for women and men.
We are excited to welcome Drame Designs to the Oak Brook Artisan Market at Oakbrook Center on Sat & Sun, May 18-19, 2019. This 2-day outdoor market showcases the Midwest’s finest artisans in fashion, food, home goods + art.
The Production Process:
Valerie designs, creates the patterns and hand-cuts every item. Larger bags are machine sewn, and smaller leather goods are hand stitched. All the leather goods are hand finished using fine leather-making edge finishing techniques. All items are handmade by Valerie in her home studio. The fine leathers used in her bags are sourced from the United States, as well as New York and Italy.
Drame Designs keeps craftsmanship
and function at the forefront of its handbag collection. The beauty of each product is like the icing on the cake. The collection continues to expand with the addition of more handbag and tote styles as well as new items such as backpacks, briefcases, laptop and tablet covers, and other leather accessories for both women and men.
About the Maker:
Valerie Dramé’s love for art and creating beautiful things goes back many years. When her career took a long detour, she decided to explore and rediscover her creative self, and this journey would lead her to leather.
Oak Park, IL
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