NEW YORK, New York (07/2014) Clara Kasavina, iconic designer of collectible luxury evening bags and affordable fashion jewelry, is launching her Fall 2014 line at the Javits Center in August. As innovative as ever, the new collections, from python to “polka dots,” floral to fur, have an aesthetic that is young, fashion-forward and kicky. Clara says, “My new designs are more youthful, geared to the club set and those looking to stand out, turn heads, and stop shows. Couldn’t we all use more attention, darling?”
The new designs utilize modern, geometric shapes, popular fun furs and exotic skins, many enhanced with Swarovski crystals or adorned with tassels. All are hand made in New York City.
The New Circle Multicolored collection with its large round stones evokes classic polka dots. While it mixes multiple jewel tones — emerald, sapphire, pink tourmaline — it is bright without being flashy. On the three-graduated-strands necklace, a traditional clasp gives way to a more casual silk ribbon tie for a flirtier look.
The Black Diamond Python group shows exotic skin to its best advantage. It includes three “Nadira” minaudières in three shapes, one topped with a miniature single dome, one with a double dome, yet another with a triple dome, recalling the toppers on brocaded Mongolian hats: the East continues to influence Clara.
In The Rose collection, classic Clara florals have morphed into a jewelry group that includes an uber-feminine cut-out bangle topped with a pink, pavéd rose; three-tiered drop earrings and a charming necklace formed of a series of diamanté florets tied with a creamy white silk ribbon.
Lola juxtaposes jewel-colored stones in emerald green, sapphire blue, amethyst, tourmaline pink and smaller, clear stones, all set artfully to create a stunning minaudière crowned with a little pyramid of colored stones. The geometric concept has been applied to a multi-colored triangle necklace that flatters any throat and a matching bracelet.
The Day Shopper group is a charming departure for Clara Kasavina and comprises metallic python totes in silvery gold similar to the “gold” iPhone; gold Mongolian lamb and black Mongolian fur, all enhanced with tassels. The pièce de resistance is the show-stopping white Mongolian fur bag with white leather tassels suspended from a white leather shoulder strap (shown at top).The bag is a froth of fur, a luxe entrance piece for day into evening and looks marvelous worn with everything from jeans to a little black dress.