ONAR, Vogue Talents Finalist of 2016, is a Helsinki-based design house established in 2014 by designer Irene Kostas, pioneering in the use of ethical & ecological shearling. ONAR specialises in high-quality shearling clothes and accessories, leather bags and unisex ready-to-wear.
ONAR is the fusion of unlikely matches. In the collections soft materials meet geometric forms, richness of texture meets minimalism, organic meets plastic and the stark architectural lines meet the mystical.
Tradition and the craftsmanship heritage of Kostas' family is taken into future. All items are handcrafted in Finland and in Greece, in districts that have taken pride in their skilled leatherwork for centuries. ONAR uses only ethically sourced natural materials, chrome-free tanning and vegetable tanned leather. The first ONAR Store launched in Helsinki, in March 2016.