Fernando BONASTRE de CELIS was born in Cantabria, along the coast of the Northern and Celtic Spain, a cross between the ocean and the mountains, a raw scenery of shades and lights of a breathtaking sobriety. Shades and enlightenment of the contrasting cultures he comes from as a child : the culture of the Spanish Siglo de Oro painted by Zurbarán or El Greco, austere and grandiose, but also the 80’s exuberant culture of La Movida. This environment helps him build a fantasy world which will feed his desire to express himself.
Passionate about industrial design and architecture, he soon imagines his own aesthetics and constructions through fashion. With great determination he arrives in Paris, the melting pot of international fashion, and forges a founding experience working at Christian Lacroix Haute-Couture or Claude Montana among others, where he discovers the nobility and passion for leather.
He then creates his brand BONASTRE in 2011, and only two years later, opens the doors to his Parisian flagship store in le Haut-Marais, rue du Perche. He spreads out internationally selling his unique designs and at the same time, builds multiple collaborations, not least, since 2017 he takes position at Lemaire, as well as more recently at Marine Serre, in the design and production of the brands’ leather goods collection.