Provocateurs

These are a few of the visionary creatives who have worked directly with us to co-create our most innovative leather developments. They have partnered, collaborated, instigated and inspired. They have entered directly into our open circle and served as pro-active provocateurs helping us to push the tradition of leather tanning into the future.


Method Studio
Marisa Giannasi and Callum Robinson

Method Studio

ECCO Leather’s most recent “provocateurs”: Marisa Giannasi and Callum Robinson from Scotland’s internationally recognized Method Studio. Known for their unique approach to luxury craftsmanship the duo have executed commissions for Vacheron Constantin, Jaguar and Globe Trotter featuring ultra-refined combination of cabinetmaking and leatherwork.

They are featured on Cool Hunting.com

Marisa Giannasi and Callum Robinson

Method Studio


Liam Maher
Liam Maher

Denham

Design Director Liam Maher and the team from DENHAM the Jeanmaker are outspoken proponents of the brand's mantra; "Worship Tradition, Destroy Convention".  Their work regularly bridges the idea of deep heritage research with an ernest appetite for invention and future-facing experimentation. Seeking to preserve the essential quality and craftsmanship associated with the past while simultaneously moving toward modernity, they take regular inspiration form vintage garments and forgotten constructions but think nothing of cutting into these very same archives to see what makes them tick and endeavor to reengineer them into truly contemporary design concepts.
Their collaboration with Ecco Leather enabled them to apply this same ethic to the raw materials themselves and led to both Evermore® and Oil Drum® technologies – both of which balance heritage workwear characteristics contemporary performance features.

The last conspiracy
Roald Nore

A Proud Artistic Legacy

The Last Conspiracy develops functional and essential footwear with a rich artistic ethos and a distinctly post-modern attitude. Each collection is built on a premise of experimental progress with a deep commitment to the evolution of new material treatments and artisanal construction techniques. Authentic shoemakers first and design studio second, The Last Conspiracy are creative nomads exploring the most potent and evocative border-territories of modern footwear design.’

Rachel Freire
Rachel Freire

Garments For The Future

Rachel Freire is a designer and leather specialist working across multiple disciplines of fashion, feature film and stage. Based in London, she studied Design for Performance at Central Saint Martins and launched her conceptual fashion label in 2009 at London Fashion Week. Her background is evidenced in narrative and sculptural collections and unique commissioned pieces evoking timelessness and craftsmanship. Militaristic accents compliment overtly feminine elements in the meticulous construction of each garment. She is currently fascinated with combining fabrics and circuits to create functional garments for the future. Her work is designed to tell stories, or to inspire them.

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ECCO Leather has invested in a rich tradition of hosting collaborative multi-disciplinary creative laboratories aimed at uniting designers, buyers, production managers, marketers and leather technicians at its annual Hot-Shop events.

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