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Paula Cademartori

An accessories vet reinvents classics in her debut handbag line

by Paolo Ferrarini in Style on 15 March 2011

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Italian-Brazilian accessories designer Paula Cademartori toys with tradition in her signature line of handbags, which bridge classic construction with modern silhouettes and unusual combinations of leather, suede, deerskin and the like.

Cademartori first studied Industrial Design at the Lutheran University of Brazil, then relocated to Italy where she studied fashion management at Milan's revered business school Bocconi University. Cademartori continued her education at Istituto Marangoni, where she received her Masters in Accessories Design before becoming a junior designer at Versace.

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Not surprisingly, Cademartori's talents were first recognized for a shoe she designed for the Vogue Talents Corner, a project she was selected to participate in during September 2009 and landed her on Italian Vogue's list of 140 Emerging Designers.

Devoted to ageless elegance, each bag features incredibly precise detailing, durable fine leather and custom-crafted metal hardware. The style names recall princesses and archetypal women like fashion editor and idol Anna Dello Russo, who was one of her first fans.

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In addition to her seasonal collections, Cademartori also has Aristocracy, a made-to-order line featuring high quality crocodile leather and beautiful detailing.

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