Florence, Italy

Firenze, Italia is breathtakingly beautiful, romantic, and the perfect place to create great designs.  I was lucky to be the winner of the IHDAwards for the Guess Category where the winner spends one week in Italy working with the design team there.

I met the sweetest people that showed me around and spoiled me with delicious Florentine food, wine, and desserts.  The talented team showed me how they design and run the Guess Handbag Brand.  It was intriguing to see the differences and similarities of how they work and design.  I was sketching, playing with materials, and designing bags with the team all week.  The best part was seeing the winning denim bag I designed come to life with their factories and can’t wait to see it online and in stores in April 2016.

And here's a little video from the trip: [youtube]https://youtu.be/JZ2lWBLtXHo[/youtube]