Leo Camerini creates luxury accessories in crocodile leathers and precious materials, fully handmade in Italy. The designer dedicates all his efforts to reach the highest level of quality and to create particular and distinguishing colours. Each handbag requires days of crafting, given the attention and patience needed to work with crocodile leather. Only a few highly experienced craftsmen can master such works of art.
Both Italian and French, Leonardo Camerini grew up in two countries overflowing with beauty. Two cultures able to generate uncommon talents thanks to an innate taste for elegance and style.
Since the early days at the Lycée, he has always shown interest in design, mainly related to architecture, décor and fashion. There has always been time to sketch some shapes and figures.
Studying at Università Commerciale Bocconi in Milan he built his background in Finance and he spent his early professional years between investment banking and management consulting. Nevertheless, his mind was still in design. He decided to create high-end products, made in Italy, the country of leather craftsmanship. He chose crocodile leather as the main material for his products. He studied the tanning and coloring processes and the several different crafting techniques.
After a long period of reflection on what could be the right design for a handbag, on March the 3rd an intuition came to his mind. The 3.3 model was born. That day, Leonardo launched his own brand, Leo Camerini.
Together with the proposed collections, Leo Camerini also offers several concepts of customisation. From continuously updated colour palettes, for both the crocodile hides and linings, to a selection of precious stones. In addition, a dedicated line of Special Orders is opened only to a restricted club. At that point, creativity and imagination have no boundaries.
See below for a sample of his collections, all available to order.