Combining sophisticated simplicity with functionality, Copenhagen-based designer Aesther Ekme is a leather goods label whose sculptural design is pushing the boundaries of women’s fashion. These sleek leather handbags are the product of creative director Stephane Park whose inspiration harks back to the Brutalist architecture she discovered growing up in São Paolo, Brazil. An alumnus of Alexander Wang’s accessories division and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Park is a truly skilled designer whose distinctive style is balanced with weight, proportion and comfort. Each piece artfully marries clean, minimalist design with utilitarian functionality in an ode to Scandinavian fashion. Aesther Ekme’s muses are strong, individual women who appreciate luxury without the label: each piece is void of visible hardware and the three-dot logo is very discreet. With their expansive colour palette and spacious functionality, these designer handbags will accompany you seamlessly from work to weekend.