Professionally, Colle'cte is the glue that brings together both of our creative worlds into one, (“colle-“ in French is glue)... We are Tal Drori and Assaf Shem-Tov, the designers and owners of Colle’cte – Leather Goods.
We specialize in the design and production of imaginative, high quality handbags and other leather goods.
Our products represent the vibrant and international style of our global customers, and are tailored to fast and energetic lifestyles.
Colle'cte’s unique signatures are: creativity, originality, and the highest standards of quality.
We use the finest available leathers and luxurious handmade craftsmanship.
We import the majority of our leather and hardware from Italy. Assaf and I (Tal) met in 2009 during my final project as a textile design student at Shenkar College.
I sought expert advice while making leather bags and suitcases combining textile fabrics, which I'd made.
My lecturer recommended to me that I contact him, and we started working together from there. Assaf got his experience while working in fashion houses like, Marite and Francois Girbaud, Azzedine Alaia, Maurizio Galante all in Paris. Assaf graduated from Shenkar Design College in 2003, with a degree in fashion design. After I graduated from Shenkar we were both employed by different design studios in Tel Aviv; Assaf was a shoe designer, and myself a fashion designer.
By 2011 we decided to fulfill our dream, establishing Colle'cte, our own high-end leather design studio. We design and manufacture all of our collections, and our products are sold in more than 20 high-end boutiques in Israel. Our inspiration can be taken from almost everything that crosses our minds and eyes.
Our first collection was inspired by strong independent women and by the end of the collection we dedicated each bag to its look & feel, and dedicate designs to several characters that Helena Bonham Carter acted in her movies.
In the winter collection we were inspired by Rome, and spent some time sketching on napkins and pieces of paper the views of the architecture of buildings, people, food, and everything else. And did I mention that it was recently our honeymoon? Last season we were moved by sport and athletes.
My big inspiration is always butterflies and we dedicated our capsule collection to that.
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