Founder and creative director, Serra Turker, was born and raised in Istanbul. After studying textile design at the renowned art and design institute Rhode Island School of Design, Turker knew her passion stemmed from her unique connection with the language of color, texture, and design. The launch of Misela came into fruition after moving to NYC where she worked with celebrated designers of the day, including Edoardo Mantel from Tocca. Launching Misela was the true evolution of various aspects of art, design and lifestyle that Turker had ensembled along her journey between Istanbul and New York. For Turker, a handbag is a canvas ready to be transformed into an abstract depiction of a woman’s soul.