M2MALLETIER: Luxury Inspired By Architecture

04.22.2013

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The Spring/Summer 2013 season marks the premiere launch of M2MALLETIER; a luxury handbag brand founded and produced in Spain. The collection is a veritable feast of minimal, influential leather bags offered in a diversified array of chic, vibrant color tones. The palette is features bold hues of jungle green, pristine ivory, and sand. Its debut range is comprised of twenty-four pieces containing six main styles entitled, La Collectionneuse, La Fleur du Mal, La Muse Venale, Amor/Fati, Fabricca, and Memento/Mori.  The concept behind the collection fuses history with architecture. The design philosophy pays homage to 1930s French Interior Designer Jean-Michel Frank, and Catalan Architect, Ricardo Bofill. Hardware accents ornamenting each design pay tribute to European armor found throughout the Middle Ages. Inspired by the studio each design was created in, a 19th Century cement factory in Spain turned family compound by Ricardo Bofill, the brand’s premiere collection luxurious subtlety.“This collection conveys the philosophy of preserving legacy while simultaneously modernizing it,” said designers and co-founders behind the brand Melissa Losada and Marcela Velez, in a joint statement. “The design of each style stems from an old-world sensibility that is expressed in bold, exaggerated structural lines and provoking textures. We wanted to express this sentiment, while updating and modernizing the aesthetic with metallic hardware accents that reference both architecture and armor. This premiere collection really conveys the unexpected union of a classic, understated design that is reinterpreted with dominant nuances and unexpected Surrealist features.” Here, a look at the debut collection.

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