Sylka was founded by Karie Sylvester. Karie has worked within the fashion industry for many years as a designer and jumped at the chance to start her own handbag and accessories label.
The name Sylka is a combination of Karie’s first and second name. ‘Syl’ from Sylvester and ‘ka’ from Karie.
The Sylka collection fuses modern structural forms, traditional vintage styling details and innovative construction techniques to create a unique look. All pieces are specially handcrafted by herself and a small team in the UK.
Sylka uses high quality cow hide and lamb leathers with rare vintage fabrics found on her travels. and metal trims. All products are fully lined with 100% Cotton.
The Inspiration for this debut collection comes from Japanese Origami paper folding and traditional leather styling. The Origami collection featured this season is an innovative take on the Japanese artform using specific folding techniques on a single piece of leather or fabric to construct each design. The results are highly sculptural and chic.
“I really try to challenge myself when it comes to creating new pieces. I love to experiment with new construction techniques that you don’t really see with other labels. But above all, it has to be chic and modern.”
Retail prices are very accessible and start from £25 up to £250. All products will be available on the Sylka website this year http://sylka.co.uk (date to be confirmed).