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Alessandro Enriquez - Fashionista and world traveller

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 Alessandro Enriquez with Ms Castro Rides

Alessandro Enriquez with Ms Castro Rides

Having first come across Alessandro Enriquez in 2016 its a toss up of what was the first major attraction his bubly international fashionista personality or the colours or face of the ‘70s woman on one of the bags bejeweleld in Sputnik trinklettes.

 Mini Amore - debut collection

Mini Amore - debut collection

Most probably both. Alessandro designer and  writer of '10x10 an Italian theory,  chose the detail and artisanal workmanship of the florentine manufacture Landi Accessories to produce his 2016 ‘Mini Amore’, debut collection. 

 Mini Amore - debut collection

Mini Amore - debut collection

This first  handbag collection was rich and full of Alessandro’s own personal experiences and memories, mixed with colours and shapes and influenced by a golden bracelet from the 50’s that his Grandmother gave him. The collection used a vivid colour palette, that has since  become a signature,  with lacquered red, yellow, turquoise, caramel, burnt orange and black;  the pieces  embellished with prints, embroidery, stitching and laser-work were just the tip of what was to become an ongoing  transalation of his personal style . Popular shapes such as  the tote bag, bucket bag,  the clutch and the oval bag shapes  are repeated in his subsequent collections  and enriched by stunning detail such as tone-on-tone and contrast piping as well as those fantastic chains and trinkettes.

 Santa Enriquez collection - Hebe style

Santa Enriquez collection - Hebe style

 

Although Alessandro Enriquez shows seasonally  his collection are based more on stories he wishes to tell in this way with  Santa Enriquez /Harmonia Zoow24 he created a range that was inspired by the different charms or icons found in the cultures and religious traditions of various countries around the world like a kind of personal religion. Having always collected these charms on his travels, Enriquez decided to incorporate them into his designs, creating a look that merged fantasy and magic, with a feel of tradition.


 Santa Enriquez collection - Hebe style

Santa Enriquez collection - Hebe style

Each of the bags style is now  named after a Greek Goddess  and includes  Bia, (Goddess of Strength)  Hebe, (Goddess of Youth and the signature half-moon bags), Pheme and Hera. The collection also features for the first time a selection of clutches called miracle.To emphasise the craftsmanship, the collection uses simple colours such as black, dark and powder blue, burgundy and emerald green.In keeping with his typical pop-art style prints, the collection features pop drawings of the Goddesses, along with detailing in embroidery, prints and stitching.

 Italy Spain One Way collection - Hebe style

Italy Spain One Way collection - Hebe style

“ITALY SPAIN, ONE WAY” – comes next and tells the story of the brand’s protagonist SANTA ENRIQUEZ; a bull-fighter who falls in love with the bull turning him into a handsome prince. The story is told through bright colours, and of course his signature pop graphics and prints featuring stars, dots, comic messages and colourful lines.

 Italy Spain One Way collection - Miracle style

Italy Spain One Way collection - Miracle style

Alessandro, with the complicity of the creativity of STUDIO FANTASMA, and tells the story of Torera with an unusual comic strip: Miss Torera, Fiesta, Taurus, Love , Victory.

 Italy Spain One Way collection - Pheme style

Italy Spain One Way collection - Pheme style

Our favourite collection to date this collection is a mix of all our favourite bag shapes and colours and of course those special ‘Sea Bomb’ chains inspired by Alessandros grandmothers chains from the fifties.

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Italy Spain One Way collection - Hera style

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