NEW YORK, NY (01/2015) Clara Kasavina, acclaimed designer of iconic evening bags, clutches, minaudières and fashion jewelry, last week unveiled her Spring/Summer 2015 Collection at the ENK Accessorie Circuit in New York. On the high touch side are little cross-body day-into-evening purses, soft pouches, and classic handbags in the perfect-for-spring, unusual colorations Clara Kasavina is known for. On the high tech side are laser-cut clutches, poly stone bags and jewelry and pierced caged metallic boxes.
But the buzz was all about Clara’s Honeybee Bag (see above), a delectable sun-yellow python clutch with a black braided leather border surmounted by a Swarovski double-stone clasp. The Honeybee Bag pays tribute to our endangered and essential little pollinators. Clara is donating 10% from sales of this must-have collectible to the Save the Honeybee Foundation a 501(c)3 non-profit.
Clara loves the fresh effects of laser-cutting. For spring/summer she has designed bags in white leather over gold leather that so closely simulate lace, it’s hard to believe the spidery paisley patterns are cut by machine. These charming bags can go from day to evening seamlessly.
The adorable matte python and leather cross body bag below comes in lavender, celadon, yellow and orange and is decorated with a sun-burst brooch of Swarovski stones. The Ina Wristlet shown in lime green with Clara’s signature tassel. Held on the wrist by a gold double-bangle, these little cuties are perfect cocktail party wear (“So you’re hands are free to hold both a drink and a canapé plate,” says Clara) as well as ideal for late-night clubbing. On the soft side too is this charming soft python celadon box crowned with three little Swarovski diamanté pyramids.
A new departure for Clara is the Poly Stone line with triangular stones set in a Swarovski crystal border. It’s offered in unusual turn-heads colors – fuchsia, orange and blue marble such as the stunning minaudiere below. The jewelry has a fresh, summery feeling with triangles embedded in gold-tone casings. The fuchsia bracelet below has matching necklace and earrings.
All Clara Kasavina products are hand-made in New York City.