Notes On Our Designers
Chiarugi Chiarugi was set up in 1969, pursuing the craft tradition of Florentine leather workmanship. A history that has traversed fashions and styles, while keeping true to its vocation to quality and excellence, passing on the passion of the founder Remo Chiarugi to later generations. The collections are an anthology of one-off pieces in vegetable-tanned genuine Italian leather conceived for the modern person. Chiarugi boasts a timeless style, and produces its collections exclusively in Italy, using only Italian manpower, to transmit the unmistakable mark of the genuine Made in Italy that is recognised the world over.
The Carbotti handbag factory was established in Martina Franca (Italy) around 1950 as a manufacturer of high-quality women's leather handbags, successfully supplying retailers and department stores with the finest quality available. Each product is designed and manufactured in keeping with the best of traditional Italian style and excellence! The long time collaboration with top suppliers and the great care for each product make Carbotti bags a "cult" of craftsmanship and "Made in Italy" design. The Carbotti handbags are targeted to the mid-high market thanks to its outstanding style and quality features. All handbags are completely hand made thanks to Italian skilled labor.
The company Blu Style is leader in leather goods for more than 20 years, especially in women’s handbags and belts. Blu Style produce their merchandise exclusively and only in Italy, so that they can guarantee a perfect product of high quality. BLU STYLE products are manufactured from only the best and most advanced materials available on the market. These products are designed along the latest fashion trends.
The brand’s heritage is traced back to 2002 when it was created by the family of US actress Patsy Brown, whose stage name was Junior Drake, to capture the essence of the life she had lived. An exuberant, fashionable woman who radiated confidence and was passionate about promoting inner beauty, the brand aims to capture these values. Junior Drake has become synonymous with quality, unique design and practicality – the perfect handbag, made for the real woman whose handbag carries her life. Designed in America and Made in China.
Sophie Kyron incorporates leather, diamantes, vintage elements, pearls, semi-precious stones, sterling silver and beautiful ribbons into her designs. Her designs are often seen on fashions favourite celebrities. Sophie Kyron’s jewellery possesses a "theatrical flavour and retains an element of playing dress-ups; her pieces are made to be worn, loved and most importantly, noticed and collected." Source Australian Giftguide – Author, Julia Mathams. Sophie Kyron Jewellery has been in business for over 20 years and has a loyal following of fans including fashion editors and celebrities such as Toni Collette, Kate Ceberano and Miranda Kerr. Most components of the jewellery are made of brass or silver wire chains and/or findings. Simple polishing with a brass or silver cloth can restore any tarnishings that may occur over time. All earring hooks are either solid sterling silver or solid 9ct gold. Earring sleepers are solid sterling silver or 18ct gold plated. All earrings can be made with clip-ons on request. Our products are hand-made in Western Australia.
croxe - spain
materia design - italy
alessandra calvani – Italy
sandrine de montard – spain
sandrine giraud - france
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