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Syrian refugee launches luxury sneakermerk in France

The 30-year-old Daniel Essa stood for an uncertain future as a refugee when he in 2014 Syria fled. Today he is the proud owner of his own sneakermerk and concept store in Lille.

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The Syrian designer Daniel Essa studied fashion in Damascus, received a distinction and built his own studio. But by the eternal war in his homeland, he estimated the chances of a successful career are small. Therefore, he decided to France flights. Today lives the designer in Lille, near the Belgian border, where he with a clean slate and started his own leather sneakers to design.

Are sneakercollectie is chic and minimalist, each couple has a personal touch: “In each shoe, you will find a word such as peace, because I sincerely hope that one day there will be peace in the world’, says Essa in an interview.

Actress Whoopi Goldberg is already under the impression of Essa’s sneakers: after they have a few in the United States scoffed, she placed right away an order. The average price of a pair of sneakers from his collection amounts to approximately 330 euro.

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