ARIANE RUBIELLA
THE BESPOKE LEATHER HANDBAG COLLECTION BY ARIANE RUBIELLA
INSPIRED BY A CERTAIN SENSE OF THE 'NOBLESSE SAUVAGE'

 

The Workshop…

INSTINCT AS INSPIRATION
Ariane Rubiella not only designs her bespoke leather handbags but also manufactures them in her workshop deep in the South of France. It is here she finds the inspiration for her unique hand crafted creations. Her design process is intuitive and spontaneous ; 'I execute what my inspiration dictates, I am a conduit, and design without any conscious thought. It's fun, I am kind of enjoying myself !'.



LEATHER – A MATERIAL TO CATCH THE EYE
Ariane says 'the leather chose me', it was always there and is evocative of a bucolic childhood spent horseriding, with the smell and slap of bridle and saddle. 'The beauty of leather is a great source of inspiration to me and helps me channel emotion and days gone by into each bag'. Her designs are a product of thought and reflection, dreams and imagination but when the time comes to put tool to leather, precision and accuracy take over, the hallmark of the artisan.


A BOLD AND SENSUAL COLLECTION
Refined lacing, superior jewelry, well sourced ornamentation and sculpted curves are the signature of this bold artist. Ariane's accessories are tasteful and refined, nothing is superfluous. These bags have charm and harmony, neither sedate nor overly mannered, just simply balanced.



A TECHNICALITY DEDICATED TO EXCELLENCE

Apprenticed at Les Compagnons du Devoir she developed a dedication to perfection. She trained as a bootmaker in Saumur with Joël Albert, and designed custom-made boots for the prestigious Cadre Noir and their riders. There, she gained an eye for detail and mastery of the sewing machine. She later trained to make saddles and bridles in the process of which she worked with stronger vegetable-tanned leathers. She also developed a mastery of hand sewing using the saddle stitch.
Dedication is a daily requirement of her craft 'Being meticulous is the only way I can reach the standards I aspire to for my collection, I will never choose the easy road She built up her experience in the biggest luxury leather goods houses in France (Hermès, Goyard…).
Starting as a factory girl in the workshops she discovered new materials such as bull-calf and other soft leathers. From there she moved to the engineering offices and joined the management team where she learned the value of team working.
To this day she is still inspired by the precise movements and actions she saw from those craftsmen and craftswomen. Like them she works in fine detail, finishing the edges of the leather, applying numerous levels of dye, and painstakingly polishing the leather with beeswax to a lustrous shine.
Ariane's career in the big leather houses enabled her to understand what it takes to create high end leather goods, she brings this wealth of experience to her workshop today.



… and now the Craftswoman


A WOMAN, INSPIRED BY WOMEN
« Be seen without trying too hard »
This young designer creates products for women who know who they are and have never thought of living
life another way ; confident women who are in control of their lives. 'They don't have to try, they just are !'





  SELF ASSURANCE AND PERSONALITY ARE THE NEW PRECEPTS OF BEAUTY
Friendly and yet rebellious, when Ariane Rubiella puts her name to a collection you can be sure that the products have a singular personality born of the artist herself. She is them and they are her. These exclusive products are made in homage to the beautiful and true women 'who just are'.
All her pieces have a history, a tale to tell translated into the aesthetic language of her leatherwork where the merely functional is of no interest should it not be supplanted by the beautiful. This passionate designer believes that 'the beautiful' is a stand alone imperative that must be conveyed through her work.
'As artists and creators, we all have to honour 'the beautiful'. We have to express beauty via the medium of our art and create beautiful things.'
  THE CONTENTS OF A WOMAN’S BAG ARE INTIMATE AND UNIQUE
Ariane Rubiella creates interesting and complex pieces that communicate a singular identity. Inspired and non-conformist she goes beyond the mundane and functional characteristics of a handbag and gives us another means by which to express our personality. Your bag as friend and companion, upon whom you can depend and yet at the same time a part of yourself.
ELEGANCE « FABRIQUÉE EN FRANCE »
Purchasing leather handcraft signed by Ariane Rubiella encourages new French talent and supports a young
designer who has made a choice to create her collection in France. She fabricates exceptional handbags
that require long hours of exemplary, detailed handiwork.



TECHNIQUE IS HER LANGUAGE,
HER CREATIONS THE EXPRESSION OF REFINEMENT.




Ariane Rubiella


Luxury leather handcrafts & ‘Pièces de caractère’