SARA BATTAGLIA S/S 2014 HANDBAG COLLECTION
Sara Battaglia’s new collection of handbags is a contemporary rereading of Hollywood’s dolce vita allure and of the timeless beauty of ‘90s’ top models, among the most en vogue appointments and destinations from the international world of fashion. Amidst clean, essential lines, a geometric undertone highlights the value of Italian artisanship and the sophisticated and vibrant color palette.
On the edge between bon ton shapes, luxuriously exclusive materials and glam-chic details, the woman envisaged by Sara Battaglia takes her cue from past icons to reflect an ultra refined ideal whilst not forgetting unconventional touches, such as irreverent color-blockings and pony hair inserts on vintage-inspired silhouettes.
Exalted by innovative constructions, which blend in with enduring styles, the collection satisfies the needs of a modern, cosmopolitan lifestyle while responding to a desire for elegance & coolness; from day to night, from business meetings to free time, for the city or for exclusive cocktails at the beach.
Measured yet exuberant aesthetics adorn feminine shapes, with a retro ‘40s undertone and evergreen silhouettes by Sara Battaglia: Monica, extremely elegant and at the same time perfect for the day; Ladyme, with a bowtie-style fastening; Sylvia, featuring small crown ornaments, that also double as a handle, on the top part of the bag; Cindy, characterized by elegant proportions and a multi-colored fold; and Verushka, Anita, Clutch Mirror and Jasmine, embellished by wavy fringe appliqués.
These long cascades of leather fringes stand out as signature details that have distinguished Sara Battaglia’s most iconic creations from the start, used as piping on shoulder straps of the different Teresa models, where voluminous shapes alternate with small, evening clutches.
Precious pearls dot the surfaces like ornament-jewels, on both day and evening bags in pastel or metallic-gold hues brought to life by small capsules inserted beneath the leather, creating new three-dimensional, luminous relief effects; whilst mirror-reflected diamonds illuminate clutch bags with high-impact metallic frames mounted on the inside.
The contrast between the sweet soul and strong personality of it-girls and it-women imagined by Sara Battaglia is underscored by her juxtaposition of different materials, including soft leather and rigid bold elements, rigid nappas and wavy fringes, laminated touches and delicate satins, all the way to enameled brass shoulder straps and plexiglass layerings on triangular metallic fastenings, yet another symbol of femininity and an increasing distinctive feature of Sara Battaglia’s work.