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I’m an Argentinian with Italian German Spanish Guarani Wichi ancestors, not necessarily in this order. I live in Italy, I have lived in Italy half of my life. I do many things, I love creating objects of all kind.
I have a weakness for fabrics and I have a weakness for bags so I sew fabric bags, each of them is a unique piece, I have lots of fun creating them, when I’m in the mood for a bag I spread all my fabrics on a huge table and start combining colors and textures and forms till I get that shocking but harmonious effect I’m looking for. Sometimes I already have the design in mind and I just look for the fabrics that match it, sometimes it’s the fabric that suggests me the design.
I love heavy and strong cloth: décor fabrics, brocades, velvet, leather, old wools, for the exterior; linen, silk, cotton, satin, for the lining. I choose them personally, I have learned to recognize the noble ones, the good ones, those made to last.
I also make the button, big all-forms buttons made of polymer clay that give the last touch of color to the composition. The wood handles, instead, are made, with my design, by a Piedmontese carpenter friend of mine, his name is Nisio, a great wood artisan.
My bags are simple, I use clean-cut lines, I want them to give not only a visual experience, something people like to see, but also something people like to touch, and something people like to wear, wear every day, a comfortable and practical object.
We are the bags we carry. Show me the bag you’re wearing, I’ll tell you who you are.
Today I’m 100 % Wichi, I’m carrying the most awesome Wichi chaguar bag on earth.