in MFW SS19


She doesn’t have a religion.

Her faith

resides in

the stars, flowers, ocean, and herself.


This was the quote which inspired this fairytale collection for SS19, something which sings to my soul. It just reminds me of the sound of waves along the shore, untameable and free. Inspired by nature, with Mother Earth’s perfect design in flowers, feathers, leaves and animal patterns, Paula Cademartori’s Brazilian soul guided her in the search for unexpected colour combinations. Paula’s Italian di­scipline drove the choice of the most exquisite materials, which were used to convey elegance, comfort and functionality. ‘My shoes are really made for walking. My bags are really made for a life on the move.’ The presentation itself housed the bags and shoes in larger than life fairytale size books, which took us on a mystical journey of enchantment.

For cute options, there were gingham kit­ten heels and for the fierce ones, multicolour flats embellished with python prints and flamboyant feathers. There were also edgy leopard wedges combining suede, patent leather and bamboo. We cannot of course forget the nights on the town chic stiletto sandals, enriched with precious crystal details wrapping around the feet. And for the bags there is Daria, a curvy semicircular shape, which can be worn as both a cross body and a top handle. She comes in many variations, from a gingham fabric overprinted with a graphic flower to intarsia leather and ayers. Experimenting with materials and treatments, Paula played with high-frequency technologies to create 3D embos­sed textures  This was accessory heaven!

Photos // Paula Cademartori

Words // Christobelle Batchelor – Fashion Director

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