With Spring and Summer coming (yay!), my eyes and mind have been consumed with colors - vibrant, vivid, gorgeous colors - and I've found the perfect stimuli to indulge my senses.
About a year ago, I noticed Paula Cademartori bags being worn by major editors and bloggers, like Anna Dello Russo and Miroslava Duma, but it wasn't until recently that I realized the design genius of its designer and the story behind the brand.
The Brazilian-born, Milan-based designer, Paula Cademartori, designs colorful geometric patchwork purses and bags that look like little works of art. The former Versace accessories designer has a stocklist that includes Net-a-Porter and Moda Operandi. Her line is whimsical yet structured, with an intelligent and creative approach to style and functionality. She is renown for her color-blocking sensibility and each piece is finished off with a distinctive metal-and-enamel buckle instead of a branded logo. “The aim of the brand is very feminine; it’s sensual; it’s ecstatic, geometric lines,” says Paula.
Cademartori's bi-cultural life is a clear inspiration for her designs. Her merger of two worlds; the vibrant and exuberant Brazil, with the polished and quality-focused Italy, can be seen in all her creations. She was raised in Porto Alegre, Brazil, where she studied jewelry design, and moved to Italy in 2005 to earn a master’s degree in accessory design. After working for other brands, she launched her own line in 2010 at the age of 26 and her brand has been growing ever since. She is now extending into other categories and recently launched her first shoes collection during Milan Fashion Week, and they are just as stimulating as the bags. “Women who wear them,” she says, “will feel super-sexy, super-cool, super-glamorous, super-wow.”
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