Dora Izquierdo

The year was 1997, and on one Sunday morning in Mexico City, Dora was laying on her parents bed watching Galliano’s Circus  fashion show. It was at this moment that she was first exposed to fashion. Throughout her teens, she would experiment with the limited materials she had to create alternative clothing and accessories. At the age of 24, upon completing her Industrial Design degree from Mexico City and Australia, there was no doubt that accessories, specifically handbags, would be the focus of her career. Dora founded DOIZPE with her sister in 2011. “From finding high quality material, working with local labor groups, to marketing in highly competitive and global industry, it has been a challenging and exciting process to get the brand to the point that it is right now…” says Dora.

In Brooklyn, New York in 2012 she learned more about the fashion industry at Parsons The New School of Design.  Also while this period she collaborated with the renowned fashion designer Rolando Santana, at the American luxury leather goods brand Be&D and at Milk Studios in New York City.

On 2014 in her intent of learn more about the handbags business. Dora moved to Florence, Italy to collaborate at Idee Partners. Where accessories of luxury brands are developed and produced with the Made in Italy essence.

In 2015 Dora was nominated as one of the 5 accessories semifinalist in Who’s On Next, Vogue Mexico. Also during this year she was a finalist at The Handbag Designer Awards under the category of “Most Socially Responsible Handbag” in New York City.

This year she has been a finalist a the Abury Design Experience in Berlin. Also for the second time a finalist at The Handbag Designer Awards again under the category of “Most Socially Responsible Handbag” in New York City.

Nowadays she is expanding her creativity exploring with new materials at RISD and playing the violin.

“My mission as a designer is; to promote Mexican design around the world “.