Els Demeersman is an independent, fashion-conscious woman. After several years of working in the north of Italy, the passion for Italian products and fashion has only grown in strength. Every free moment that Els had she spent discovering major well-known Italian fashion brands. From haute couture to handbags, from shoes to jewelry. The happiness of being able to stay between beautiful nature and traditional people was a real paradise for Els. Really the place to be.
Let me introduce myself….I’m Els Demeersman, an independent, fashion-conscious woman. Having worked for several years in northern Italy, my passion for Italian products and fashion has gone from strength to strength.
What did you study ?
Before this life, I was in teaching, in Belgium and in Italy.
What are your interests and hobbies?
Even from a very young age, I was attracted to art in all its forms, from contemporary to modern art. From these beginnings, I developed my interest in calligraphy - I really enjoy working with the shapes of different letters.
However, fashion was and remains my passion, my escape valve.
At 15, I took the flared trousers of my older brother and cut them up to make a three-quarter length pair of trousers with a narrow waist; less than a year later and it was a fashion trend.
What inspires you ?
I’ve devoted all of my spare time to discovering major well-known Italian fashion brands - from haute couture to handbags, from shoes to jewellery. I’ve been lucky enough to have the chance to spend time in a wonderful natural environment, (Italy)among true crafts people - it was paradise! Definitely the place to be!
In Italy I found what I had been looking for and felt immediately at home. Nature is my inspiration fired by my imagination, I’ve developed a sweeping vision enabling me to create new designs. I love to work with pure materials of high quality.
My designs are a harmonious interaction of various elements, brought together to make a whole.
What is your brand / Company all about?
The idea of designing handbags was born and the MarosEtti brand was christened. The bags are targeted at the independent woman with a love of fashion and sustainable products. They have a classic look with a romantic touch here and there. In addition, each and every bag is made from high quality, soft Italian leather. All the metal accessories are designed by myself and then produced by family businesses. These exclusive bags are made from Italian organic leather. Altogether, a fascinating collection with a contemporary, modern touch.
The MarosEtti handbag is a classic, but with a fun vibe and contrasting colours ideal for taking to work during the day or to a party in the evening. The add-on accessory (or skirt) is available separately. Passion marks the inside of each bag – fuchsia-coloured leather of the highest quality.
I love to feel things deep in my soul. I am only able to create, when I have found peace inside myself. That’s why I chose the name ME. Only then can my thoughts and ideas flow freely. Discreet luxury, that’s what I love”.
Are there new things coming up so yes what ? spill the tea?
There is a new handbag coming out - Dolce vita Margot - named after the lady who first bought the handbag in the Netherlands. This handbag is made of soft leather, very spacious with a nice pocket inside. The painted MarosEtti's are also doing well worldwide as each piece is unique.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years
In five years' time, I can only see myself drawing and being creative, somewhere in nature.
How do you think of more diversity in the fashion world?
It is very important to be in contact with different people, people from different cultures, in short, a mixture of creative people. I love it! Real creatives are very peaceful and crazy people!
Are there things that need to be changed in the fashion world if so what is it?
Yes, there are definitely things that need to change in the Fashion World. The big names are only busy copying new young creators. Those who copy do not fit into the Fashion World, they are sharks. And not the peaceful people with whom you can exchange thoughts about art, fashion, new ideas. They are very dangerous and they are destroying the fashion industry! They only think about money and, as a designer, it doesn't work that way.
what do people don’t know about you yet ?
There is a lot that people don't know about me and I want to keep it that way!
Make no difference in appearance, rank or position. Only your heart and your feelings count.