The quality and craftsmanship of an
ONAR garment follows a
narrative that leads back over centuries.
Designer, Irene Kostas, is from
a family of fur artisans and
grew accustomed to leathers, furs
and shearlings from a young
age, gaining an understanding of the
materials that allows her to push the
possibilities of finish, design
and fabric experimentation.
As well as the designer’s background,
ONAR pieces are handcrafted in
regions of Europe known for
their leatherwork; areas where
the skills and knowledge have been passed
on through the generations and they
take immense pride in their work.
Respecting the tradition and skill
involved in working with
these specialised materials,
the ONAR approach advocates a sustainable
yet pioneering way of working.