The Esquivel House... discover the atelier

The Esquivel House... discover the atelier

Meet George Esquivel and discover his wonderful and unique atelier in Los Angeles where the magic begins … 
A few weeks ago Rami was back in Los Angeles and stopped by to see our dear friend George Esquivel.  Founder of his namesake bespoke brand Esquivel, we visited the Atelier in Downtown LA and the inspiring place of our collaboration scent The Esquivel House.  
His atelier is a welcome luxury experience where his clients are privy to seeing the magic happen behind the making of their custom shoes.  With a nod to the haute-couture ateliers in Paris, George designed the space to be an all-white canvas for his vibrant collections.  His specialized atelier produces a maximum capacity of 4,000 pairs of entirely hand-made shoes, men’s and women’s designated for select retailers and personal clients throughout the world. Trained in shoemaking, George designs with a hands-on approach, working closely with his team of craftsmen that he has personally mentored.
In the atelier, George invites clients into the fabrication process, observing the people hammering the soles and stitching everything together while admiring the all-white studio, it's polished concrete floors, and of course it's all-white vintage sewing machines painted accordingly.
 
To honour our friendship, Rami imagined a collaboration candle for Esquivel named 'The Esquivel House'... a scent of amber leather and white musk. You might notice this collaboration candle around the studio. amongst other famous collaboration such as the one with The Beverly Hills Hotel, a partner we have in common... 
If you wish to learn more about the shared values of craftmenship between Rami Mekdachi and George Esquivel, discover our talk about artisanal philosophy, luxury and friendship on "Craft Not Hype"

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