Born in the night of the North of Spain, Fernando BONASTRE de CELIS is a man rooted in the mysteries of his homeland. Here, where mountain meets the ocean, the Celtic people of Cantabria once worshipped the sun, erecting sacred, man-sized stellae in its honor - monuments to the good star.
The idea to create his own brand came to him on a cold winter day in a single flash, a vision. BONASTRE was born soon after, at the dawn of 2011, sealing the company’s official papers on the day of a total eclipse of the sun.
His mission? To create new codes for leather goods and craft space for a new kind of freedom – towards utopia!
Just two years later, he inaugurated the brand’s Parisian flagship store in le Haut-Marais, rue du Perche. Growing internationally at a steady pace, selling his signature designs among the most exclusive retailers worldwide, he simultaneously established prestigious partnerships, designing and developing collections of leather goods for a number of illustrious brands, including Lemaire since 2017 and, most recently, Marine Serre.