The idea for Expressions emerged in early 2008, once we moved into the North American continent after residing in Europe for 14 years. Canada was a rather diverse country, and with that came a lot of different ideas, cultures and contrasting people. The one thing that came to our astonishment, however, was the lack of fashion and a certain pizzazz that most women did not seem to possess. The parallel between European fashion and fashion in Toronto didn’t exist, seeing as everyone walking the busy streets carried the same bags, same wallets and most of all, the same colours. A few months later, we found ourselves at the dining table of our home, trying to come up with unique fabrics and colour combinations to solve the dilemma of a somewhat congruent fashion sense. After working through hundreds of designs and finding the ideal leather quality, we began launching our colourful wallets, bags and scarves in the city of Toronto.