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Im the son of a painter/flute player and traditional Balkan costume maker. Some would say I had a colorful upbringing. Starting out in the Arts was the obvious choice but only left me confused. I moved towards millenary after reading an article about a man who wore a possum on his head and believed it was a hat. But that only left me scratching my head. Fashion design was a natural progression I thought.
While studying at the Fashion Design Studio in Sydney and picking up a few awards along the way it was here that I found the love for leather.
Leather would be a staple material for my creativity.
Working in such positions as fashion designer,
costume designer, print designer, jewelry designer or footwear designer for various underground labels such as Whispered Scream, Chainsaw Chuckles, 4th Rebellion, Brux and Capitale, but none felt quite right. It wasn’t until one night in late…

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  • Born on March 13
  • Joined December 11, 2009

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Leather, Metal, fabric

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About

Im the son of a painter/flute player and traditional Balkan costume maker. Some would say I had a colorful upbringing. Starting out in the Arts was the obvious choice but only left me confused. I moved towards millenary after reading an article about a man who wore a possum on his head and believed it was a hat. But that only left me scratching my head. Fashion design was a natural progression I thought.
While studying at the Fashion Design Studio in Sydney and picking up a few awards along the way it was here that I found the love for leather.
Leather would be a staple material for my creativity.
Working in such positions as fashion designer,
costume designer, print designer, jewelry designer or footwear designer for various underground labels such as Whispered Scream, Chainsaw Chuckles, 4th Rebellion, Brux and Capitale, but none felt quite right. It wasn’t until one night in late 2007 upon waking from a dream about the Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi and American Civil War General George A Custer sword-dueling over a prized Gucci bag, that I realized my calling. So after about a year of sourcing and brainstorming Empire33 was born. Dark and moody is at the heart of this label. With lashings of elegance, avant-garde and attention to detail it would hopefuly create surprise and excitement.
Using the finest materials Empire33 handbags are hand made in a little workshop in Sydney.

Marjan Petrovski
Creative director

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